- n. a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
“The confounding push-pull of eating during pregnancy was well illustrated by what happened next: a new round of research emphasizing the importance of nutrients found in seafood, called omega-3 fatty acids, to fetal brain development, and the consequent hazards of eating too little fish during pregnancy.”
“We have become deeply familiar with words like antioxidants, polyphenols, saturated fats, omega-3 and calories, but in all this science, we lost our way to the food and our inherent wisdom about what eating means.”
“It adds to a body of mixed research on some potential benefits of the popular omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid.”
“The fat of fish contains unsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids, which not only combat the increase in cholesterol in the blood, but even reduce the cholesterol level.”
“I would like to note that oil taken from Chinese water snakes is rich in Eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that leading scientists believe can relieve chronic joint pain.”
“Eating fish seems impossible if you are interested in staying healthy by getting enough omega-3 fats while avoiding mercury poisoning and destroying the oceans.”
“How will we get the omega-3 fats our bodies need to function and which over 90 percent of us are deficient in if we don't eat wild fish or farmed fish fed wild fish pellets?”
“For example, while the body can produce the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from the alpha-linolenic acid found in flax seed and other oils, the body is so inefficient in doing so that it behooves all of us to obtain EPA and DHA ready-made in fish oil.”
“Baltzer often recommends glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, and says some of her patients have also benefitted from omega-3 fatty acids and an extract used in traditional Chinese medicine called elk velvet antler.”
“The Glasers are now conducting studies testing whether regular supplements of fish oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, can mitigate some of the physical symptoms of stress on the immune system.”
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