Omega 3 Oils are Essential Nutrients

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Omega 3 oils are a topic that has recently moved to center stage–at least it seems that way. If you’ve been thinking you need to know more about it, here’s your opportunity.


Researchers in Denmark in the 1970s found that the Inuit people in Greenland showed a much lower rate of cardiovascular problems than the people of Denmark. The answers found in this research showed that even though the Intuit people had a high consumption of fats, they were actually fats from fish, Seals, Whales and other sea foods – which are all sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.

After that discovery, many studies were set up all over the world and have shown that the original research was correct: Omega 3 oils did help to prevent Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes, together with the fact that they did help tremendously in improving overall health.

Fish are a crucial source of essential Fatty Acids

Fish – both as a meal and through supplements – are a source of essential Omega 3 Oils


From the research, Omega-3 Oils seem to have a wide range of benefits, for almost every age group – not just seniors. They may help prevent a number of diseases as well as promote skin health, which as we all know gets more important as we age.

Prevent Diseases
The following is a few of the diseases that can be helped or prevented with Omega 3 oils:

  • Heart Disease and Strokes,
  • Autoimmune Diseases,
  • Breast, Colon and Prostate cancer,
  • High Blood Pressure, and
  • Arthritis (especially Rheumatoid).

Research in the past has also shown that a high intake of fish can help in the prevention of age-related memory loss, consequently lowering the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, it has shown that a large number of people have enjoyed an improvement in the quality of their lives, through taking Omega 3 Oils.

Cardio Health

One of the great benefits specifically for seniors with Omega-3 is heart health. As noted in this great article, 15 Health Benefits of Omega-3s by Jen Miller:

Atherosclerotic plaque is the calcification of arteries. It occurs when there is a buildup of plaque within the arteries. The plaque is formed from cholesterol, waste from cells and excess calcium. As more and more plaque collects in the arteries, it starts to cut off the flow of blood to the rest of the body and may result in angina, heart disease and kidney disease. If a clot of plaque dislodges, it may result in a heart attack or stroke (17).

Triglycerides in Omega-3 stabilize the process of atherosclerotic plaque buildup

Miller’s article dives into other benefits, some of which are of interest to the general population, but many also for seniors.

Childrens’ Health
Those of you not familiar with the latest on Omega 3 Oils now have at least a basic understanding. But there’s more to come. It has been found that children who eat the oily types of fish on a regular basis have a lower risk of developing Asthma, whilst children that do not have an intake of Omega 3 oils, are more likely to have behavioral problems and learning disorders. This could be a lead to problems like dyslexia, depression, eczema, violence, allergies, and arthritis. The old story that “Fish is Brain Food” is very true as the human brain is mainly made up of fat and that fat is the type that requires omega 3 as nutrition, it is especially needed for pregnant mothers and for the development of the baby and its brain. Fish oil has been shown to lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels, which of course is beneficial to all.

Skin Health
Omega 3 oils can do a lot for your skin, it will improve the texture and help prevent age wrinkling and that is by consuming the oil, you don’t have to rub it into your skin, it really works from within your body. Omega 3 oils are very close to being a miracle as far as the human body is concerned, they are natural, and like Glyconutrients, the sugars that heal, they are essential for good health.

Everyone needs Omega 3 oils. Normal adults need them to maintain health and prevent disease. Older people need these oils even more: to help their immune system fight off disease, and because of the important part that the oils play in helping to prevent the age-related problems and diseases that develop as you get older. It might even improve longevity, but even if it doesn’t, it will definitely improve the quality of life.

Is there really any information about Omega 3 Oils that is nonessential? We all see things from different angles, so something relatively insignificant to one may be crucial to another.

You can read more about foods rich in Omega 3 at WEB MD

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