Omega 3s- Beyond just heart healthyūüėä

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We are all well informed about the “Good Fats”- Omega 3’s thanks to the advertising media but, we are often told about omega 3s in relation to cardiovascular health since prevention of cardiovascular diseases is one of the best-studied and proven role for omega-3s in the diet.Today I will share with you the anti-cancer and anti-inflammation benefits¬†of Omega 3s.

The long chain omega 3 fatty acids can be obtained by consuming fatty fish or high quality purified fish oil supplements. These omega 3’s have shown to reduce inflammation.

Research also show that in cell cultures they reduce cancer cell growth in large number of tumours such as lung,breast,colon,prostate,kidney etc.

They are also shown to reduce the spread of the tumour.

In several human studies it is shown that people who eat fresh fish at least twice a week have significantly lower risk of several cancers.

PLEASE NOTE:- The bigger the fish the more contaminated it is by mercury, PCB’s and dioxin, all of which pollute the ocean floor. It is best to consume small fishes like whole anchovies, small mackerel and sardines.
Frozen fishes are shown to loose some of its omega 3 content over the course of conservation.

Vegetarian or hate fish? Not to worry. You can obtain omega 3 benefits by consuming Flaxseeds.

How? Keep reading ūüôā

Flax seeds are rich in short chain vegetal omega 3’s and lignans. These are called “Phytoestrogens”. These Phytoestrogens are shown to alleviate the harmful effects hormones that promote cancer growth. In a study done at the Duke University showed that “daily intake of about 30 g- 1 oz ¬†of ground flaxseed slowed down the growth of existing prostate tumour by 30% to 40%” (Servan-Schreiber,2011,pg 191).

PLEASE NOTE:-  Consuming flaxseeds may lead to digestive problems similar to the one caused due to certain high fibre food consumption, especially in those who have a sensitive colon.

** The above information is for educational purposes only. There is absolutely no intension to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any health problems or diseases. Consult your doctor  for specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment and a diet and exercise expert for advice on diet, herbs and exercise.**

Reference:-

1.Dr. David Servan-Schreiber (2011). Anti Cancer- a new way of life. Penguin Books, USA.

 

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