The Power of Omega-3 in Sport

omega 3 sportAs the days get longer and the evenings get brighter, people often ramp up their exercise routine. No matter what exercise you choose to do and no matter what level of fitness you have, omega-3 fatty acids can be an important part of your “healthy” plan for getting ahead!

Speaking at the launch of Eskimo-3 Fish Oil’s new promotional campaign, Paul Flynn, Dublin GAA All-Star explains why he is so enthusiastic about endorsing this range of health supplements.

‘Playing a good game requires a combination of fitness, strategy and focus and these are the areas that Eskimo-3 Fish Oil targets in the body – heart, brain and vision. In fact, all three are as essential to anything you do in everyday life as they are on the sports field. It’s also reassuring to see the level of research behind the Eskimo range – too many people take supplements without really checking them out.’

Fats are often blamed for chronic health problems such as heart disease and arthritis but in reality you cannot blanket all fats as being bad. “Good fats” are the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which you can find in foods such as nuts, seeds, avocados, oily fish, olive oil and coconut oil. These foods should be eaten regularly as they offer beneficial fats as well as numerous vitamins and minerals. Sufficient good fats may improve satiety and appetite so that you’re less likely to snack.

The really important fatty acids are the “Essential fatty acids” termed “essential” as the body cannot make them and therefore they must be obtained through the diet. The best source of omega-3 is oily fish (sardines, salmon, anchovies, fresh tuna and mackerel). Oily fish provides the most beneficial and active fatty acids, commonly referred to as EPA and DHA. Surprisingly, a massive 89% of Irish people are not consuming sufficient oily fish in their diet, so often there is a need to take a good quality omega-3 fish oil.

omega 3 sportOmega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of every living cell in the human body. They are absolutely necessary for normal health and development. Without them, cells can’t function, renew, or maintain themselves properly. Omega 3s supports brain, eye, and heart health throughout life. Omega-3s also play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body — in the blood vessels, the joints, and elsewhere. By reducing inflammation, you can shorten your recovery time by reducing soreness and stiffness after a workout.

On the market for more than 20 years and with over 120 scientific studies, the Eskimo range represents probably the finest quality fish oil on the market, providing Omega-3 rich oil of legendary purity, freshness and stability. The oil is always from sustainable sources, and there is full traceability and quality control throughout the production process, from fishing boat to finished oil.

Eskimo-3 is available at health stores and pharmacies nationwide, and at eskimo3.ie.

 

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