20 reasons you need to include Fish oil in your diet

October 03, 2012 18:15
20 reasons you need to include Fish oil in your diet

Not one would disagree when I say fish oil smells awful and gross, so much so that people would puke if they have not been exposed to the smell previously. All said, there is just the same number of people who would deny the health benefits of Fish Oils.

It has essential fatty acids called Omega-3-Fatty acids that are useful to the body in several ways.

Good sources of fish oil are mackerel, sardines, swordfish, oysters, salmon, and tunas. Here are a 20 important health benefits of fish oil among the thousands it is responsible for that everyone should know.

Cardiovascular, heart, diseases: Forget diseases related to the heart once you start having the fish oils in your foods. The essential fats can help reduce the cholesterol and hence virtually most heart disorders that are currently known to man.

Cancer: In the days when most of the food we eat and most of our environment is riddled with cancer causing carcinogens, fish oil has the capacity to prevent common forms of cancer-breast, colon and prostate as it can maintain the regular growth of cells.

Normalize cholesterol: Cholesterol is not just a factor in heart diseases. It itself can be a dangerous factor. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DPA (docosahexaenoic acid) found in most high quality fish oil supplements helps in regulating cholesterol.

Obesity: That said you can automatically associate the benefits against obesity and overweight. Lowering hypertension, check.

A study in Australia has discovered that a weight-loss diet which includes a regular amount of fish can be quite effective.

Arthritis: Inflammation of joints has become increasingly common and a long term use of fish oils can prevent the bouts of pain. Results definitely take more than a month or two to be obvious but when no amount of medications can help you get better, two months is not a long wait.

Vision and health of the eyes: Omega-3 offers protection against macular degeneration ( AMD) of the eye and also reduces the risk of dry eye syndrome.

Mental disorders: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, schizophrenia and a few other conditions are at bay with a regular consumption of Fish Oil.

Skin and hair health: Omega 3 Fatty acids are responsible for the production of collagen, moisture retention in the skin, treating the blemishes of the skin and helps a natural and a healthy aging.

High protein content in the oils can strengthen your hair with a healthy glow.

High blood pressure: As mentioned earlier, hypertension associated with heart problems and overweight can be combated effectively. Anti-coagulant and anti-inflammation properties also lower blood pressure.

Cardiac work done is more efficient.

Asthma: No none cure exists for Asthma but that is when you have overlooked Fish oil. This is not a complete cure but it can reduce the number of attacks of asthma helping better breathing.

AIDS: Research conducted by the Nutritional Sciences Program in Lexington proved that fish oil helps in the treatment of AIDS, as it helps in reducing triglycerides levels

Nails: Lustrous and unblemished nails can be achieved naturally with fish oil intake. Texture of nails can get better.

Health bones: Omega-3s found in fish oil helps in regulating the balance of minerals in bone and surrounding tissue.


People suffering from depression have lower levels of EPA. Hence, fish oil is beneficial for those suffering with depression.

Better pregnancy: Proper development of the baby, the eyes and the brain in the fetus stage due to the DHA. It helps to avoid premature births, low weight at birth, and miscarriage.

Anti-inflammation: Best against inflammation of blood and tissues. Gastrointestinal disorders, short bowel syndrome and chronic inflammatory diseases are best treated with Fish Oils.

Brain and nervous system: Blood flow is improved. Hormone production is regularized. Immune system can act efficiently and hence the memory, reasoning and concentrating capacity of the person are also improved.

Protects against type 2 diabetes: least chances of Insulin Resistance occurrence and hence the possibility of type-2 diabetes is circumvented.

Acne: EPA can reduce the acne to a great extent as it influences the formation of sebum in hair follicle.

Moods can be influenced by Fish Oils.

(AW- Anil)

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