Omega 3 - The valuable source of unsaturated fatty acids
Fat in the diet still has a bad image. However, fat is not the same fat. Important is only the fat quality. For the human organism, a sufficient supply of fat from food is vital, so it can work properly. However, care should be taken to include the so-called "good" fats. A term that is closely related to this and always falls back is "Omega 3". The omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that have to be fed through the diet. Their three most important representatives are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is found almost exclusively in plant foods, for example in soybean oil, rape seed oil or linseed oil. The other two fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They are primarily found in greasy sea fish such as salmon, mackerel or herring. Alpha-linolenic acid is a precursor of the other two fatty acids, and is first converted into DHA or EPA in the body. The omega-3 fatty acids perform a variety of tasks, including being responsible for vision and brain performance. They are capable of positively influencing mental thinking. Furthermore, they are said to have an antihypertensive and cholesterol-lowering effect, which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Omega-3 fatty acids also have a positive effect on the blood vessels by making the red blood cells more flexible and can supply even the thinnest blood vessels. This ensures adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to all organs and tissues in the body. Particularly interesting are the omega-3 fatty acids because of their anti-inflammatory effect for athletes. They are capable of preventing stress-related signs of inflammation in the muscles or joints. Athletes are recommended to take a daily dose of 1 - 2 g of omega-3 fatty acids. For recreational athletes, however, already 0.3 g daily are completely sufficient. With 1 - 2 fish-containing meals, this need can be easily met. However, as many people are averse to fish, but this is a very important source of omega-3 fatty acids, the Omega-3 capsules from IronMaxx can be used as an alternative.