Cardiovascular diseases have a very high incidence especially in industrialized countries. Progress has been made in recent years in the treatment of these disorders, but according to the World Health Organization (WHO), prevention plays a fundamental role. About 30% of cardiovascular dysfunctions could be avoided by following a correct diet.
High levels of triglycerides in the blood are an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases : they can in fact favor the onset of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke. Triglycerides are fats present in the blood, accumulated as an energy reserve inside the adipocytes. In order to satisfy its own “reserve” energy needs, the organism itself converts the fats and sugars taken with food into triglycerides. When excessive amounts of fat and sugar are ingested, triglycerides will also be higher.
According to various studies starting from the 70s, omega3s are an excellent prevention for cardiovascular diseases, especially after analyzing the Inuit population, Eskimos who consuming a large amount of blue fish had a low incidence of cardiovascular disease.
The beneficial effects of this type of diet are to be found in blue fish and its high omega-3 content.
Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids present in various foods, especially fish and are called "essential", because to stay healthy it is necessary to introduce them with the food we eat.
WHY BENEFITS FOR THE HEART?
The omega-3s allow to regulate the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. The consumption of omega3 allows to raise the value of GOOD CHOLESTEROL.
It has also been demonstrated a cardioprotective action, in the case of high concentrations of omega-3 in the blood the occurrence of cardiovascular events is reduced by 81%. It protects the cell membranes of the heart and has an antiarrhythmic action. Prevents the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. They have an antioxidant action and act on the blood microsystem.
Where to find them? It is possible to take them through food, there are many foods that are rich in them:
- Flax seed
- Oat germ
In the event that a balanced and varied diet does not allow a correct intake, it is possible to integrate them.
You find omega-3s along with omega-6 and omega-9 in Perilla oil to promote proper functioning of the immune system.