We often hear about 'good' fats which are essential for our well-being and should therefore be taken regularly and preferred to other types of lipids. Omega 3 polyunsaturated fats are also defined as essential because they cannot be synthesized by the body (generally through glucose) and must therefore be introduced into us through food. However, are we able to establish which foods are to be preferred to ensure a satisfactory daily intake of these so beneficial fatty acids? Let's find out where they are together.
Foods rich in Omega 3
- Green leafy vegetables
- Cod liver oil
- Olive oil
- European bass
Polyunsaturated fatty acids perform fundamental functions in our body, and their deficiency, especially if it lasts over time, causes strong inflammation of the tissues. In fact, the most positive effects brought about by Omega 3 are seen at the heart and liver level. But they are also good for the brain, skin, hair and basal metabolic rate.
Herbalifeline Max – the Herbalife proposal
For anyone who wants to prevent any inflammation and all the negative effects caused by a lack of Omega 3 in the body, the company offers Herbalifeline Max
, a powerful supplement rich in Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, an excellent aid towards the normalization of blood pressure, triglyceride levels in the blood and the cardiovascular system. Research carried out has reported a significant shortage of long-chain fatty acids in Western diets and therefore a supplement can be a panacea to reach the minimum recommended levels (about 250mg). Based on the effects to be obtained, the recommended doses of the product Herbalifeline Max
they vary. In fact, it is recommended to take 1 capsule a day to regulate heart and brain activity, but 4 to lower triglycerides and 5 to keep blood pressure under control.
What are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
They are Omega-3 fatty acids, essential nutrients that are part of every cell in our body. In particular, DHAs are the most unsaturated fats found in nature. They are obtained from fish, and in fact there is no shortage in the body of people who feed mainly on seafood. The oceans and seas are a significant source of animal and plant protein and feed about 2.5 billion people. Herbalife is committed to protecting marine habitats, which is why the fish oil in Herbalifeline Max capsules is sustainably sourced and certified by the non-profit Friend of the Sea. All Herbalife customers are therefore aware of feeding and taking care of themselves without affecting the main food sources of the planet, and this is a great pride for the company.
Do you know why Omega 3s are called that? First of all, they are also often referred to as n-3 PUFA and Vitamin F (from Fatty Acids). But 'Omega-3' comes from the position of the first denoting double bond, counting from the terminal carbon. The first double bond is found, precisely, in the third position.