Managing Depression, Anxiety and Inflammation with Omegas

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Managing Depression, Anxiety and Inflammation with Omegas

Posted 10 Jan 2018

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Ahlaam Ali

Managing Depression, Anxiety and Inflammation with Omegas

Omegas have been proven to help prevent Alzheimer’s, ADHD and heart disease. Apart from helping with depression and anxiety, there are a few other compelling reasons why you may want to add more omegas to your diet this year.

1. Helps with depression and anxiety
In this crazy fast-paced world, many suffer from depression and anxiety, which usually goes undetected until well developed.  Including omega supplements, whether in liquid or tablet form, as a daily staple can be a great preventative measure.  In fact, when administered to young kids, this is a great proactive way to boost their ability to deal with anxiety later on in life.

2. Helps control the effects of metabolic syndrome 
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of various conditions that contribute to increase in belly fat.  These include central obesity (belly fat), insulin resistance, hypertension and unhealthy cholesterol levels. If left untreated, metabolic syndrome can cause heart diseases and diabetes. Omegas can help with preventing and managing this.

3. Helps manage ADHD in children and adults
Another increasingly common condition among youngsters is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).  This is mainly a behavioral disorder that is identified by impulsive hyperactive behavior, accompanied by the tendency to focus on one thing. Omegas from fish oils have been proven to improve the ability of individuals to focus on a task and complete it, as well as reduce the impulsiveness, aggression and hyperactivity associated with this condition.

4. Helps reduce inflammation in the body
Inflammation throughout the body can be caused by various injuries and, sometimes, through the foods we eat.  Omegas are well known for their ability to reduce inflammation, especially in the joints.  Hence, if knee or back pain is a regular discomfort for you, add some omegas to help fight inflammation before it brings you down.

5. Helps reduce fat in the liver
Many of us suffer from the condition called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).  It is a condition that is much more common than you would think.  This condition is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease across the developed world. Supplementing with Omega 3 fatty acids may sound counterproductive but, on the contrary, it has been shown to significantly reduce liver fat, inflammation and their effects.

Do we really need any more reasons to include this versatile supplement into our daily routine?  A word of caution, however; always check with your family physician before you add new supplements to your regimen-just to ensure there will be no reaction to any other medications you may be already taking. Fish oil is a great source of omega. Vegans and Vegetarians can get this from flaxseed or hemp seed oil. 

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Delalia

Delalia says:

11 months 4 days ago
Please advice how much omega should be taken each week to help reduce feelings of anxiety?

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