Burn Stubborn Body Fat Fast & Easy with Omega-3s
No type of fat has been getting more publicity than omega-3s, and you’re very likely to have seen TV ads or heard various information about this unique type of fat from different sources. However, much of the omega-3 publicity you’ve heard has probably been focused on dietary supplements rather than food.
1. Relief and prevention of pain and inflammation.
Omega-3 fish oil fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, have a very positive effect on your inflammatory response. Through several mechanisms, they regulate your body’s inflammation cycle, which prevents and relieves painful conditions like arthritis, prostatitis, cystitis, and pretty much anything else ending in ‘itis’
2. Better brain function and higher intelligence.
Pregnant and nursing mothers can have a great impact on the intelligence and happiness of their babies by eating foods high in Omega-3s and supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil (Everybody wants a smart baby, right?) For adults, fish oil improves memory, recall, reasoning and focus. You’ll swear you’re getting younger and smarter (wouldn’t that be nice ?!)
3. Uplift mood and prevent depression.
Making you smarter is not all that fish oil does for your brain. Psychiatry department researchers at the University of Sheffield UK, along with many other research studies, found that fish oil supplements “alleviated” the symptoms of depression, bipolar, and psychosis, and they even help to alleviate PMS (which sometimes brings on the same symptoms of depression and psychosis).
4. Superior cardiovascular health.
Fish oil’s docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and EPA have also been proven to work wonders for your heart and the miles and miles of arteries and veins that make up your cardiovascular system. They help lower cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDLs and blood pressure, while at the same time increasing good HDL cholesterol. This adds years to your life expectancy.
5. Burn unwanted body fat.
Omega-3 fats help you burn fat by helping your body respond better to a hormone called Leptin. Leptin tells your body (your brain) to suppress your appetite making you eat less so you can maintain or lose weight. Leptin also increases your metabolism by increasing your thyroid output and causes your body to burn fat for energy.
A better response to Leptin will decrease your hunger and increase your burning metabolism. Omega-3s also help control hunger by stabilizing your blood sugar levels. Being less hungry = portion control = increased fat loss.The table below summarizes some of these basic relationships between omega-3s and diet types:
You can easily increase your intake of Omega-3s on a daily basis by eating several servings a week of wild salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, flaxseeds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnut, butternut, mackerel, and anchovies.