Thursday, September 29, 2005

Benefits of Active Lifestyle & Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Recently two leading neuroscientists announced that an active lifestyle along with a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids helps reduce memory loss and has many other benefits as well.

Along with a healthy diet and staying fit, they also suggest: avoiding high stress levels, try to enjoy a rich and varied social life, increase your mental stimulation by learning new things, thinking young, and taking omega 3's to stop memory loss.

Studies show that omega 3's reduce cell inflammation that causes your memory to decline. Omega 3's have also been known to help maintain a healthy heart and joints, and in protecting your brain against damage caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Nearly everyone has an omega 3 deficiency. These deficiencies have also been linked to problems such as: depression, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Unfortunately there is some confusion between the omega 3's derived from plants, called flax, and the one derived from animal fats. It's important to get equal amounts of both to avoid deficiency. They warn that vegitarians, who do not consume seafood, may well be at risk for every degenerative disease known.

They suggest using high quality fish or cod liver oil so you may retain benefits while decreasing your chance of consuming mercury that is present in most fish. They also point out that it's a good source of vitamin D that many people are also deficient in because they think they have to avoid sun exposure. Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to many forms of cancer, depression, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and bone and muscle problems.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

great article.

Anonymous said...

putting to waste some good money that could have been used in other areas of development for the business involved.