रविवार, 6 सितंबर 2015

OMEGA 3 FATTY ACID

Omega three fatty acid
Omega 3 fatty acids

               omega 3 fatty acid

#What are omega 3 fatty acid

Omega 3 fatty acid belong to polyunsaturated fatty Acids ( PUFA).The position of double bonds found in omega 3 fatty acids is different from other fatty acids which makes them unique. omega 3 fatty acids include eicosa pentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosa Hexeanoic acid (DHA).The simplest omega 3 fatty acid is called Alapha linolenic acid (ALA).ALA can't be made in the body.plant and animal food which are very common comprise of ALA.

#Sources of omega 3 fatty acids

The primary dietary sources of omega 3 fatty acids include fishes,plants,and but oils.fishes such as samon,trout,herring,sardines and tuna contain large amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. Soyabean,pumpkin seeds,walnuts flaxseed and its respective oil extracts oil rich sources of ALA.Algae and krill are also good sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

#Symptoms of deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids

Fatigue

                         fatigue
Dry skin
Mood swings and depression
                         Depression
Acne
Immune dysfunction
Kidney Deterioration
Heart problems
Alzheimer's disease
Poor memory

#Health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids

Reduce high cholesterol, Reduce high blood pressure, prevent cardiovascular disease, prevent cancer, essential for normal function and growth of the brain

#Metabolism of omega 3 fatty acids

Dietary ALA is absorbed in the gut.After absorption of ALA in the gut,it can undergo several metabolic fate,such as:
#1.Undergoing beta oxidation of fatty acids.
#2.can act as a substrate for ketogenesis.
#3.can be incorporated in to phospholipids of cell membranes.
#4.can be stored in adipose tissue.

Finally we should always remember that not all kinds of fats are harmful for the body and some do aid in maintaining good health too.








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