Omega-3 Fatty Acid: Beauty and Health Benefits

Omega 3 fatty acids offer a wide range of beauty and health benefits and should be part of our daily diet.

Beauty Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Skin Benefits

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of top anti-aging nutrition. Cold-water fish such as salmon are good sources of these essential fatty acids.  Their high quality protein also benefits your skin. The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to your skin are 

– Reduce dry, flakey skin by preventing dehydration of cells

– Promote glowing skin and improve skin tone

– Prevent sagging skin

– Make your skin plumper and more youthful

– Maintain skin’s elasticity

Hair Benefits

Essential omega-3 fatty acids moisturize your scalp from the inside. Lack of adequate amount of Omega 3 fatty acids can lead to dry scalp, dandruff, dry hair and hair fall.

Nail Benefits

Omega 3 fatty acids make nails stronger and less prone to splitting.

Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

– Help build healthy cell membranes

– Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease

– Provide anti-inflammatory effects on our joints

- Reduce your risk of depression

– Lower cholesterol

– Lower triglycerides

– Lower blood pressure

– Lower the risk of certain cancers and reduce prostate tumor growth

– Improve immune function 

Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Flex seeds, walnuts, scallops, soybeans, shrimp, tofu, and cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines.

If you plan to take omega-3 fatty acid supplements, 0.5 to 1.8 grams of these fatty acids per day is sufficient.

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