Omega-3 is the name for long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Among PUFAs properties, the most relevant are represented by antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects. Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids are key components of nutrition, play a primary role in the lipid composition of cell membranes, and their metabolites are crucial as cell signalling molecules. The main Fatty Acids present in the brain and nervous system are long-chain PUFAs. The physiological functions of Omega-3 FAs in the nervous system include the maintenance of membrane fluidity and synapse integrity and endogenous derivatives of Omega-3 FAs, act as anti-inflammatory mediators.
Fish is a major source of Omega Three Fatty Acids.
What researchers say...
A group of researchers from the USA conducted a research on dietary interventions that have increased omega three fatty acids which has successfully shown decreased migraines occurrence, and also, foods high in omega 3 fatty acids aid in a therapeutic role that is obtained from the inhibition or reduction of the release of inflammatory cytokines.
You wouldn’t have thought an egg and toast could benefit you so much!!!
Migraine and Omega 3...
Due to the modern day’s work ethic and stress related food eating, we often forget to include foods high in omega 3 fatty acids. Thus, migraine and sinusitis have become a common occurrence. Migraine is a common chronic neurological disorder, characterized by frequent attacks of disrupting pain, commonly associated with depression,
anxiety, hypertension, stroke, and cardiovascular diseases. It has been found that a mere correction by including omega 3s in one’s meal benefits treating migraines and sinuses.
Food and sources that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
Omega -3 from walnuts helps in the strengthening in the neurological pathway to the brain.
Foods that contain Omega 3 fatty acids (FAs) can provide benefits which can aid in the treatment of your migraine symptoms. This was further tested in research from BMJ which has shown that a higher intake of omega 3 food sources and a reduction in intake of omega 6 fatty acids substantially improved the fight against migraine.
Oilseeds are rich in fortified Omega -3 FAs and should be part of your meals atleast once a day.
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