Surely you've heard a lot about them, but ... do you know what omega 3 and fatty acids are for?
These nutrients, which are present in blue fish, salmon and some vegetables and seeds, are essential for the proper functioning of our body. In addition, it has also been shown that they have various beneficial effects for our health, so taking fatty acids and omega 3s regularly and in adequate amounts is highly recommended to lead a healthy life.
Properties of fatty acids and omega 3
To function properly, our body needs to ingest a wide variety of nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals or fats. To this last category belong the so-called fatty acids, which are involved in various physiological processes.
The best known fatty acids are omega 3 and omega 9. The properties of fatty acids include lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and lowering blood pressure. They also have anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties , and are essential for the development of the brain and nervous system in children .
How to take fatty acids and omega 3
Omega 3 fatty acids belong to the category of essential acids because our body needs them, but cannot produce them by itself. For this reason, it is recommended to take fatty acids and omega 3s on a regular basis.
Foods that contain fatty acids and omega 3s are blue fish (sardines, mackerel, anchovies, horse mackerel ...), other fish such as salmon or trout, nuts such as walnuts as well as chia or flax seeds. In addition, it is possible to take fatty acids and omega 3 from fish oil or evening primrose oil , in capsules or pearls from brands such as Naturitas , Plantis , Nutri Advanced or Soria Natural .