Fish oil is one of those “super” oils that benefit your health on various levels. Below are five of the most amazing benefits of fish oil.
Yes, you read that right. Fish oil protects the heart from air pollution according to a 2012 study. The Omega-3 fatty acids protect against cardiac and lipid effects which are both related to the exposure to air pollution.
The shortening of telomere in your DNA inhibits cellular regeneration and causes unhealthy aging. Luckily, high blood levels of fish oil have shown that the omega-3 acids preserve the length of the telomeres.
Omega-3 fish oil can reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Guinea pigs that naturally develop osteoarthritis showed a 50% decrease of the disease’s sign after the consumption of diets rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
The combination of physical exercise and consumption of fish oil supplements have been shown to reduce fat stores in the body, especially abdominal fat. This effect was not shown in people who just exercised or those who only got the supplements.
Consumption of fish oil has been linked with better cognitive functioning. A study showed that those who are fish oil had better memory and thinking thanks to a bigger brain volume in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus.