Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role for a heart healthy nutrition, in particular for the balance of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Omega-3-fatty acids in combination with Folic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 have a positive influence on the Homocystein level. A balanced Homocystein level is important for the function of the vessels. Also Folic acid and B-Vitamins are necessary for the genesis of red and white blood cells which are important for cell division and regeneration as well as oxygen transport.
Therefore these nutrients play a role for a heart healthy nutrition.
Especially in case of an unbalanced diet the supply with Folic acid is too low and doesn’t comply with the recommend intake.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential!
Omega-3 fatty acids can’t be synthesised by the body and therefore should be taken in with food. Important fatty acids of this group are Eicosapentaenic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenic acid (DHA).
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in a heart healthy diet. Additionally these long chained, poly unsaturated fatty acids are needed for the function of brain and retina.
In case of a cholesterol and fat rich nutrition with a low intake of fish, the supplementation with Omega-3-fatty acids can help to balance the triglyceride levels.