What can high-omega-3 foods do for you?
- Reduce inflammation throughout your body.
- Keep your blood from clotting excessively.
- Maintain the fluidity of your cell membranes.
- lower the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in the bloodstream.
- decrease platelet aggregation, preventing excessive blood clotting.
- inhibit thickening of the arteries by decreasing endothelial cells' production of a platelet-derived growth factor (the lining of the arteries is composed of endothelial cells).
- increase the activity of another chemical derived from endothelial cells (endothelium-derived nitric oxide), which causes arteries to relax and dilate.
- reduce the production of messenger chemicals called cytokines, which are involved in the inflammatory response associated with atherosclerosis.
- reduce the risk of becoming obese and improve the body's ability to respond to insulin by stimulating the secretion of leptin, a hormone that helps regulate food intake, body weight and metabolism, and is expressed primarily by adipocytes (fat cells).
- help prevent cancer cell growth.
What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods?
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Dry, itchy skin
- Brittle hair and nails
- Inability to concentrate
- Joint pain
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