If you are keen about taking health supplements to improve your overall health and quality of life, then you surely have heard of the many benefits of this. However, aside from this, there have been a few other supplements out in the market, one of which is cod liver oil.
Just like this, the health benefits of oil extracted from cod liver has been investigated for many years now. It has been recommended by doctors and health experts because of the therapeutic benefits they provide. Cod liver oil is similar to fish oil in the sense that they both contain omega-3 fatty acids فوائد زيت كبد الحوت. As is widely known, it is omega 3 in fish oil that is responsible for a wide range of benefits it gives to the body.
Omega 3 fatty acids, richly found in fish oil, have been found to promote better brain and psychological function, decrease the risk for cardiovascular problems, strengthen the immune system, decrease inflammation and improve overall health. Cod Liver Oil and Omega 3 have become very popular dietary supplements. They have been known to have beneficial health benefits, been used as a supplement and for treating ailments for many hundreds of years, but the recent upsurge in their popularity is due to a study carried out in the 1970s on Greenland Eskimos. Despite the extremely high-fat content of the Eskimos’ diet, researchers observed that the incidence of heart attacks and other cardiovascular disease was very low. They realized that, ironically, their high-fat fish diet was the reason, due to the high concentration of Omega 3 fatty acid.
Cod liver oil has high levels of Omega 3, Vitamins A and D, EPA and DHA (both also Omega 3 fatty acids). These nutrients are needed for: healthy skin, strong bones and teeth, healthy joints, a healthy cardiovascular system, a healthy nervous system, prevention of depression and other mood disorders, and a healthy digestive tract.
Vitamin A promotes healthy vision, skin and strong mucosal linings, including the lining of the digestive tract. Many skin problems and digestive disorders cannot fully heal without adequate vitamin A intake.
Vitamin D reduces the risk of virtually every type of cancer; it helps maintain strong bones and teeth, and also enhances strength and efficiency of the immune system. In addition to this, it is necessary for preventing high blood pressure and helps the body to regulate blood sugar levels and so, plays an important role in prevent type 2 diabetes.
EPA promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and decreases any inflammation in the body. It is especially helpful to people suffering from arthritis. It is also closely linked with your emotional health, with many studies showing that it too plays a strong role in preventing depression.
DHA is essential to for your eyes and nervous system. It also prevents depression and anyone suffering from depression should try to get DHA through their diet every day.
Any woman who is pregnant or is planning pregnancy, should also eat foods with DHA on a regular basis in order to support proper development of the baby’s nervous system and prevent post natal depression. Foods high in Omega 3 include: salmon, halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna, flax seeds, walnuts, scallops, cauliflower, cabbage, cloves, soybeans, tofu, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.
Studies have proven that a relatively small number of omega-3 food sources can have a measurable impact on your blood levels of Omega 3. For example, two weekly servings of a non-fried, omega-3 containing fish are enough to boost your blood levels of Omega 3.