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Healthy Diet: Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids or fish oil of EFA, are now a days becoming important in the diet chart for healing right from inflammation to heart diseases. From hair, skin to the heart, whole body needs omega 3 fatty acids.  Here is how omega 3 fatty acids impact our organs right from fetus to old age.
Our brain and eyes are made up of omega 3 derivative i.e. DHA. The brain and eyes of humans are very rich in DHA as well as other omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is a major physical component of the brain, and is in fact the most rich omega-3 fatty acid in the brain. Hence pregnant woman from 2nd trimester may include omega 3 EFAs in their diet plan to ensure brain growth and healthy eyes of their child.
A recent study has found that regular intake of different omega fatty acids for six months could improve eyes irritation symptoms and cease the advance of inflammation that illustrates moderate to severe dry eye. A new study shown that a DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) derivative, a main ingredient of fis…

Antioxidants and Health

Antioxidantsare compounds which prevent oxidation. e.g.- apple turning brown after cutting, Potato turning brown after cutting.
Oxidation leads to degenerative changes in our body producing free radicals. The process of oxidation has many reasons including stress, pollution, smoking, radiation and junk food. Atom or molecules having with unpaired electrons cause radicals to be highly chemically reactive. Once in the body, the free radical searches for another cell from which it will steal an electron to stabilize itself, this Increases the oxidation of body. When it steals the electron, it turns the victim cell into a free radical. This free radical destabilizes the adjacent cell by stealing electron from it thus producing a chain of free radicals. Radicals, if allowed to run free in the body, may damages DNA, and produce inflammation, premature aging, and may be responsible for cancers. To stop this damage to the cell, these free radicals need to be neutralized.

Antioxidants like Vitam…