Anti aging guide

What are the essential fatty acids for anti-aging



Essential Fatty Acids

In life, fat is an essential component. Without fat, human brain will cease to function, body cells would disintegrate and skin would sag and shrink. Too much of the wrong fat is something we ought to avoid. On the other hand, when it comes to fighting aging, taking the right kind of fat will actually help.

A good example is the omega-3 fatty acids which are the essential elements that could help prevent abnormal blood clotting, preventing the arteries from thickening and for lowering the blood pressure. With this benefits, stroke and heart attacks could be prevented. Besides that, Omega-3 fatty acids could also improve rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Regularly consumption of the omega-3 fatty acids will decrease the risk of ovaries cancer as well as the cancer of the bowel.

The fishes that are rich in fatty acids includes mackerel, tuna, sardines, pilchards, salmon, whitebait, herring, anchovies and trout. It is advisable to frequently consume these type of fishes, at least a couple of times a week as they could substantially decrease the heart disease risk.

Flax seeds and flax oil are the other sources of essential fatty acids. They are both available and could be purchased from health food stores. For flax seed extract, they can be found in either liquid form or capsule which could be take easily.

Omega-3 fatty acids are also easily found in perilla oil. Perilla oil helps fight chronic inflammation, prevents certain kind of heard ailments and keeping the body cells in good working condition. This oil are extracted from the beefsteak plant which is also known as the Perilla frutescens. East Asians use this oil frequently and it is easily found in capsule form from health shops. Some forms of oils could cause indigestion which is a common problem encountered. But however perilla oil does not.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - January 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm