The Benefits of Omega-3
Benefits of omega-3
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Two of the minerals that are found in omega-3, are phosphorus and selenium. Let’s talk a little bit about phosphorus; this mineral is responsible for creating some of the energy that we use every day. Second of all, it helps our bodies in synthesizing proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
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Selenium is nutritionally essential for humans. The fact remains, that selenium fights cancer!
“The three forms of selenium most important in cancer prevention are sodium selenite, L-selenomethionine, and selenium-methyl L-selenocysteine.
Possibly the most active is inorganic sodium selenite which has been shown to kill cancer cells in more than 8 studies…”
The vitamins in omega-3 are: B3, B12 & D. Vitamin B3 aka niacin, which lowers high blood cholesterol. It also helps the body maintain healthy skin, nerves and the digestive system. Some foods that contain B3 are: fish, red meat, chicken, nuts and enriched whole grain products. For enriched grains consider: oats, buckwheat, rice, rye, quinoa, and wheat.
B12: Lean beef, liver, eggs, shellfish and dairy products.
Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium and helps to keep phosphorus in the blood. Sources of vitamin D are: fish oil, dairy and sunlight.
Sources: ‘Selenium and cancer‘ – canceractive.com | ‘What is An Omega3 Fatty Acid?‘ – www.fitday.com | ‘Healthy Whole Grains List, Healthiest Chart, Daily Allowance Guide‘ – janderson99.hubpages.com | ‘The Benefits Of Vitamins A, B1-B12, C, D, E, and K‘ – hubpages.com