Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids substantially lowers your risk
of heart disease. Among other
things, omega-3s lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides,
prevent blood platelets from becoming sticky, and lower blood pressure.
In addition to the omega 3s you can get from your diet, you may
wish to supplement.
Helps with: Bone health,
heart health , depression.
May also help prevent and reduce the risk of certain cancers, including
breast cancer. Helps promote healthy menstrual cycles and ovulation.
Recommended daily intake: 300 mg DHA, 200 mg EPA, 50 mg GLA
Good to know: Too much omega 3 carries its own risks, including
longer bleeding times, infections, and the production of free
radicals So it’s important to balance your intake of
omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
For more on nutrients, read
Essential Fatty Acids
Antioxidants and free radicals