How Essential Is Fish Oil For Crohn's Disease?
By Lisa Maria
The importance of fish oil for Crohn's disease cannot be stressed enough. Recent studies have shown how fish oil contains certain fatty acids that are beneficial for patients that suffer from digestive disorders. Fish oil can reduce the swelling as it has natural anti-inflammatory properties.
The cause of Crohn's disease is still unknown.
Omega-3's are considered essential fatty acids. For our bodies to function normally, we need essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids (ALA,DHA,EPA) are not made in the body and because they are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, we must get them from our diet .
The omega-3 essential fatty acids commonly found in fatty fish and algae help animals avoid sensory overload, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The finding connects low omega-3s to the information-processing problems found in people with schizophrenia; bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; Huntington's disease; and other afflictions of the nervous system.
Supplementing infant formula with an essential fatty acid may boost babies 'brain power!
DHA is found in breast milk, and is thought to play a role in brain development. Researchers at the University of Texas South Western Medical Center compared babies given either traditional formula or formula supplemented with a high dose of DHA.
- Concentrate on eating foods that provide optimal nutrition to you and your baby. Those foods would include fish, eggs, beef, poultry and combining legumes (bean family foods) and brown rice.
- Complex carbohydrates that provide Vitamin A, C and B complex are also very important. Those nutrients are found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whole grains are in cereals and breads.
DHA is one of the omega-3 essential fatty acids, the good fats that can protect your eyes, brain and heart, and found in fish oil and algae.