Omega-3 fatty acids are known as brain food. These fats are shown to be highly important to cognitive brain function. The body cannot produce these fats and needs to get them from food. And one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids is salmon! Our diets should contain a equal balance of omega-6's and omega-3's. But currently, the typical American eats far more omega-6's, sometimes as much as 20:1. When we are so out of balance with these fatty acids all sorts of negative affects can occur. A few are heart attacks, arthritis, obesity, mood disorders , and cancer. Some positive affects of eating enough omega-3 fatty acids are:
* They help to reduce the risk heart attach and stroke. * Beneficial to brain development. * They help to control high blood pressure. * Lower the risk of depression. * Lowers the risk of Alzheimer's disease. * Limit the inflammatory reaction associated with lupus. * Reduce suffering due to rheumatoid arthritis. * Control constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disorders. * Reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, like breast-, colon-, and prostate cancer.