The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

Most people understand that omega-3 fatty acids are good for the body – but do you know exactly why? The University of Maryland Medical Center explains that these fatty acids are great for a variety of reasons, such as their ability to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of health complications such as cancer and heart disease.

“When blood is too ‘sticky,’ it promotes clot formation, and this can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. But once you add omega-3s to the mix, the risk of heart problems goes down,” says nutritionist Lona Sandon, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, to WebMD.

Coldwater fish are a good source of omega-3s, though many contain  high levels of toxins and mercury. It is important that you find a source of these fatty acids without putting too many of toxic chemicals into your body.

An all natural product from Dr. Newton’s Naturals, Omega Krill, may be exactly what you’re looking for. Made with krill oil, it is a substance derived from shrimp-like crustaceans and contains three times more omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil. This daily supplement is packed with all of the benefits of omega-3s, without the potentially harmful effects of eating fish.

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