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Omega-3 fatty acids and its needs


Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that perform important functions in our body. Our bodies cannot produce the omega-3s we need to survive. Therefore, we need to get omega-3 fatty acids from the foods we eat.

What are fatty acids?

There are two main types of fatty acids, saturated fat and unsaturated fat. Also, there are two types of unsaturated fats, namely, polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats.

Saturated fats are called “bad cholesterol” because they increase the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Unsaturated fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats) are known as “good cholesterol” because they benefit our heart health.

Types of omega-3 fatty acids

There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

The needs of Omega-3 fatty acids in the human body

Omega-3 fatty acids help all the cells in our body function effectively. They are also an essential part of human cell membranes. They help in body structure and help in the connections between cells. Additionally, Omega-3s provide our body with energy (calories) and help many body parts function. This includes parts of our heart and endocrine system.

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3s helps to lower the under given risks:

Omega-3s also help to reduce the risk of the followings:

Other health benefits

Foods that provide omega-3s

  • Fish and other seafood (such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines)
  • Nuts and seeds (such as flax seed, chia seeds, and walnuts)
  • Plant oils (such as flax seed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil.

Marine Omega-3 fatty acids

It is no exaggeration to say that seafood is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids. Almost all fish contain Omega 3. However, the table below lists the omega-3 fatty acid content of some fish/seafood.

TypesServing Size (gm)Omega-3 (mg)
Tuna (albacore)85733
Tuna 85228
Salmon (wild)1701,774


Omega-3s are essential nutrients that must be obtained only from our diet. When we get ALA from food, our body has to convert some of the ALA into EPA and then into DHA. But if we eat seafood, we can get DHA directly. So seafood is a wonderful source of omega-3 nutrients and should be a part of our diet.

Author : Deyennae

Founder- Bizaka, Co-founder- DawnFish, Webbazar & Zaka Coins

Postscript @ DawnFish

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