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Weight Loss Tip: Is Omega 3 Important for Weight Loss?

  By posted May 27th 2013
Weight Loss

Weight Loss Tip: Is Omega 3 Important of for Weight Loss?


Right diet is a crucial factor for weight loss. Besides avoiding heavy greasy foods, it is important to have the right food to increase metabolism and provide necessary nutrients at the same time. Omega 3 is one such weight loss food. Here is why Omega 3 is important for weight loss and find out the different sources of Omega 3 for vegetarians.


Omega 3 and Weight Loss

In a study conducted by the University of South Australia, it was concluded that Omega 3 fish oil can reduce your weight. But the consumption of Omega 3 should be accompanied by exercise to attain optimal weight loss.

There are two reasons why Omega 3 is beneficial for weight loss:

1) Omega 3 enhances the flow of blood to the muscles during exercise.
2) Omega 3 also ignites enzymes that are important to transfer fat to the parts of the body that needs energy.

It is recommended to consume Omega 3 in its natural form rather than supplements.

Indian Fishes Rich in Omega 3:

Indian Salmon or raavas
Sardines or trale
Mackerel or bangda
Tuna or chura

Foods Rich in Omega 3:

- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- Walnuts
- Soyabeans
- Cauliflower
- Canola oil
- Spinach

Other benefits of Omega 3:

1) Lowers triglycerides
2) Improves heart health
3) Reduces risk of rheumatoid arthritis - reduces inflammation
4) Reduces depression
5) Prenatal health
6) Reduce the risk of ADHD
7) Reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
8) Reduces risk of osteoporosis
9) Enhances skin health
10) Relieves Menstrual Pain

A diet rich in Omega 3 is not the solution to weight loss. But for an effective weight loss with Omega 3, you need to exercise too.

*Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

 

 

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