Since ancient times, people have been using fish oil due to its health benefits. For instance, this oil is a rich source of omeg-3 fatty acids and in sterols such as squalene. Moreover, this oil has both antioxidant and cardioprotective properties.
Luckily, nowadays people are becoming more and more aware about its qualities and they use it in their daily life.
You can find it either in liquid or in capsule form, but liquid is much cheaper. It should be mentioned that the capsules contain glycerides whose main components are oleic acid, palmitic acid, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. In contact with oxygen, the omega-3 fatty acids corrode quicly, but the gelatin capsules prevent oxidation thus increasing the longevity of the product.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF FISH OIL
Fish oil is an excellent choice for your skin, hair and nails since it is abundant in Vitamin A and D. moreover, vitamin D has the ability to reduce leg cramps, anxiety and stress, but it also absorbs the calcium in your body which is essential for the proper health of your skin and bones. Continue reading the article to learn how to prepare this simple homemade fish oil mask.
First of all, prepare a mixture with one teaspoon of fish oil and some honey. Once mixed, apply the mask on your face and allow it to act for five minutes. In the end, rinse it off with cold chamomile tea.
Repeat this method every couple of days in order to get the best results.
Its content of omega-3 fatty acids reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood, but also reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. Moreover, they also prevent the development of irregular heartbeat, reduce the risk of blood clot and boost the circulation. At last but not least, they also reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
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The results from one study conducted in Australia showed that individuals who took 6 grams of fish oil on a daily basis and spend 45 minutes exercising, had much better lipid profile that those who didn’t. In other words, taking fish oil in combination with some exercise reduces body fat but it also improved the function of the brain.
Fish oil is a widely-used supplement in bodybuilders as it helps muscles grow and nourishes them with essential vitamins and minerals.
According to many experts, the consumption of fish oil can prevent prostate cancer in men, while women should take it in order to prevent menstrual cramps.
On the other hand, those suffering from thyroid problems or high calcium and vitamin D levels, should definitely avoid the consumption of fish oil. The best dosage is 1-2 capsules of fish oil 2-3 times per day with meals.
WARNING: Do not take the oil along with multivitamins. Since salmon is a natual omega-3 source, consume it on a regular basis and it will improve your overall health for sure.