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FATTY ACIDS, IMPORTANCE OF OMEGA 3

Publicado el : 07/06/2017 12:49:39
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FATTY ACIDS, IMPORTANCE OF OMEGA 3

 The Omega-3 are polyunsaturated fatty acids, essential nutrients for our body, which provide an enormous amount of benefits to our health. They intervene in numerous functions and physiological processes of the organism and its correct functioning, among which are the correct coagulation of the blood or the construction of cell membranes in the brain. Diets rich in essential fatty acids, such as omega 3, will enhance and improve the functionality and capabilities of the cell membrane: increasing the fluidity of the membrane, eliminating toxins, nutrient supply to the interior of the cell, etc. Because the human body does not produce omega-3 fats by itself, we must obtain them through diet foods or through the supply of supplements that contain them.

Functions:

- Main component of the membrane that surrounds the cells of our body in the form of phospholipids.

- They protect against heart diseases and strokes, among others.

- Beneficial effects as anti-inflammatory.

Main Omega 3 fatty acids:

- Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA): short chain, is found mainly in plant sources such as nuts, flaxseed oil, canola oil, pumpkin seeds and nuts.

- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA): long chain, are essential fatty acids that the human body is not able to synthesize by itself easily, so we must introduce them through foods such as blue fish ( tuna, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, etc.)

Importance of EPA and DHA:

Although both are considered important when it comes to regulating the immune system, inflammation or aggregation of platelets, each one exerts a different effect on the health of our body.

DHA is the most abundant fatty acid in cell membranes, which are present in all organs with an important structural role, especially in the brain, representing half the weight of neuronal membranes. It is also part of the structural and functional components of the central nervous system. Its importance is such that during pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding, the only source of DHA for the baby is the mother, which can lead to a deficiency of DHA in women, since the developing fetus can reduce the levels of DHA, recommending its intake to the mother in the form of a nutritional supplement.

EPA that is present in less quantity in our organism, is used "on demand", and replaced continuously. It has properties to reduce inflammation and is necessary for the production of a special group of substances in the body called prostaglandins, which control the coagulation of arterial blood and other functions. It also provides a natural method to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, which decreases the risk of arrhythmias that can cause sudden cardiac death.

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