Scientists from the National Institutes of Health announced that omega-3 fatty acids are important to eye health based on studies going back twenty years. (1)
Omega-3s are used to make important antioxidants which is beneficial because the delicate retina is particularly prone to free radical damage.
Like carrots, Omega-3 consumption has many benefits; below are just a few:
- Fight depression and anxiety
- Improved eye health
- Improve risk factors of heart disease
- Fight inflammation
- Fight autoimmune diseases
- Fight age related mental decline
- Help prevent cancer
How can we get more Omega-3s in our diets? Fatty fish such as salmon, cod, and mackerel. They can both also be found in algae, which is not only vegetarian, it’s also a sustainable source of Omega-3s.