Thursday, March 22, 2012

Something Fishy...

Last night I cooked Salmon for my mother, myself and my fiance. LOVE IT. Flaky, tasty fish with TONS of benefits for improving your heath. Omega 3 fatty acids are commonly found in our cute sea friends, fish. Now if you are a fish eater, great, if you're not you can still get the same benefits by supplementing with a Fish Oil Supplement.  So I bet you are wondering what these benefits are, well here are just a few from our friends over at Fish Oil Advice. Below are just twelve reasons why you should include fish in your diet or fish oil in your supplement regime. For all twenty reasons listed in article visit the Fish Oil Advice. Please do your research before you go and purchase fish oil supplements to make sure you get one that doesn't include mercury, as that can be bad for your health.

#1 – Eases Depression

Since the 1990s researchers have started to look at fish oil as not only a way to treat but to prevent depression. After noticing a lower level of depression in their area of their studies on fish oil, scientist began to explore the benefits of fish oil on depression.

According to Fish Oil Advice, Andrew Stoll, M.D., suggested that since cell membranes are partially comprised of omega-3s, increasing the levels of omega-3 in the blood allows serotonin, an antidepressant chemical produced by the body, to more easily transport between cells, thus explaining the benefits of fish oil, higher levels of omega-3s and connection to lower rates of depression.
#2 – Lowers Cholesterol
Both the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association recommend fish oil supplements to help reduce cholesterol levels. Fish oil has been proven to help study subjects with, or without,  coronary disease and cholesterol issues.
#3 – Lowers Triglyceride Levels
The Mayo Clinic and other researchers have discovered that fish oil also helped lower triglyceride levels in the blood which helps reduce the risk of coronary disease.
#4 – Reduces Inflammation In The Body
Another benefit is reduced inflammation in the body, including like lupus thyroid inflammatory disease or psoriasis.. 
#5 – Eliminates Joint Pain

Along with helping with inflammation, fish oil can help with joint pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.  For instance, the Albany Medical College conducted a study that showed fish oil may be used in place of pharmaceuticals for pain relief from Rheumatoid arthritis.

#6 – Improves Your Skin
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are two of the essential fatty acids (EFA) included in fish oil supplements, and EPA is directly related to skin health. In the 2005 Journal of Lipid Research, they showed that fish oil improved oil production regulation, improved hydration, and reduced acne and wrinkles. Who wouldn't like any help they can get with wrinkles right? EPA can also help protect your skin from damage caused by UVA rays.
#7 – Promotes Weight Loss
Yeah buddy! A study at the University of Georgia showed fish oils ability to prevent cells from converting into fat cells, causing the pre-fat cells to die and therefore reducing the overall accumulation of fat. In Australia, scientist discovered that fish oil in addition to diet and exercise showed greater results then just diet and exercise alone. And lastly, a study done recently in Japan, in mice, showed that taking fish oil increased their metabolisms and they gained less weight then their non fish oil friends.
#8 – Increases Your Focus
The Hallowell Center for ADHD recommends omega-3s in the form of fish oil supplements for patients experiencing trouble focusing. Their studies noted that fish oil increased focus, but not as much hyperactivity, though the results may take a few weeks to show.
#9 – Improves Vision
Several studies done domestically and internationally, indicated that not only are there benefits of fish oil when eyes are developing in babies in the womb, but that adults taking fish oil are less prone to macular degeneration as they age.
#10– Reduces Soreness From Weight Training
Bodybuilders have recently discovered that fish oil can significantly reduce soreness from strength training routines. This is beneficial for anyone incorporating strength training into their workouts.
#11 – May Slow Breast Tumor Growth
Omega-3 fatty acids have been research proven to slow down cancer growth, by the American Association for Cancer Research. Other studies pertaining to breast cancer and fish oil, though their were varying results there were many positive indicators that fish oil may help slow cancerous growth.
For those who like fish, check out this recipe over at Skinny Taste for Grilled Garlic Dijon Herb Salmon! I'm literally salivating looking at it.
So for your homework do some research and make sure you are getting enough of your Omega 3s, and if not find a supplement that is right for you!

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-Kiwi and me

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