Omega 3 Foods


This past summer there was a lot of talk about the disease called ALS or commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, everyone enjoyed asking their friends to dump water on their heads to find a cure.¬†Well new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology shows that there might be an easier (and warmer) way to help prevent the disease.

The study reports that those participants who consumed high levels of omega-3 fatty acids had a dramatically reduced risk of acquiring ALS. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress on cells. Both inflammation and oxidative stress damage nerve tissue and can be linked to ALS.

In the study “individuals with higher dietary intakes of omega-3 fatty acids had a reduced risk for ALS, ” said lead researcher Kathryn Fitzgerald, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Those in the top 20% in terms of their fatty acid consumption reduced their risk by one-third or about 33.3%

This is yet another reason for everyone to supplement their diet with a high quality fish, krill oil and foods containing high levels of omega-3 oils. Remember that oils go rancid if exposed to oxygen and sunlight, always buy your oil in a dark glass bottle and store in a cool and dark place. The same goes for nuts because they contain oils, they should be kept in the refrigerator or in a cool cupboard and eaten within a month or so. If they smell rancid or just weird, throw them out.




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