Omega 3’s and Fat Loss

Omega 3 fatty acids help stimulate weight loss and also prevent the occurrence of many chronic diseases, including cancer.
A diet rich in long chain omega-3 fatty acids modulates satiety in overweight and obese volunteers during weight loss.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids regulate blood sugar, which in term leads to a reduced appetite. In the long run, Omega 3 reduces the risk of diabetes and gaining weight beyond measure. It is shown that supplements containing Omega 3 help in weight loss as Omega 3 fatty acids increase the rate of metabolism and burns calories. Excess layers are exterminated most effective when a mandatory exercise program, which controls blood sugar and blood cholesterol, is associated with the consumption of fish oil rich in Omega 3.
Omega 3 fatty acids reduces the risk of diabetes and gaining weight. By eating ocean fish (catfish, herring, salmon, mackerel) and reducing the consumption of sunflower oil (rich in omega 6), you can combat obesity.

How does the process of Using Omega 3’s cause Fat Loss?
First, Omega 3 fatty acids activate the enzymes responsible for burning fat in the body. Exercise increases the oxygen intake of the body with an immediate effect, increasing the metabolic rate resulting in burning the fat. Thus the final effect was an obvious increase in fat burn and weight loss.

In another recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers asked whether daily supplementation of the diet with Omega 3 will increase the number of calories burned in a single day. Thus the two groups of people who participated in the study had the same diet containing different types of fat. The first group received 6 grams of fat in the form of butter, and sunflower oil, the second group received fats rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The second group received this way 1.8 g of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of capsules 2 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon and 3 in evening.

The results were conclusive and showed that weight loss for people in the second group, which received additional Omega 3 fatty acids was 26 % higher than those in the first study group. The reason of this powerful effect on the fat metabolism is a direct link between Omega 3 and insulin levels in the body. Omega 3 reduced insulin levels by up to 50%.
Insulin is the hormone that is known to inhibit the use of the body fat for energy and at the same time promotes fat storage in the presence of excess calories. Thus a decreased level of insulin will result in weight loss.

In conclusion, people who consume Omega 3 will have more energy and less fat deposited.

Exercise associated with fish oil supplements are effective in removing fat from the body, regulating cholesterol and improving blood vessel function, according to a U.S. study. Study participants who took fish oil, even if they did not exercise, were found to have cholesterol levels improved and triglycerides decreased. At the same time, the combination of fish oil with exercise helps remove body fat. Also, it stimulates the metabolism and the functional activity of the nervous system.

In order to burn fat you require other fats. Fat does not affect insulin production in any way, which is why eating fat does not cause the body to store more. Secondly, fats slow the entry of carbohydrates in the bloodstream. Furthermore, fats favor the release of the hormone cholecystokinin from the stomach (CCK), which, entering circulation, goes straight to the brain, giving it the sensation of fullness.

Try to limit the amount of saturated fats that cause cell membranes to become viscous and rigid, and add appropriate amounts of polyunsaturated fats (Omega 3) in your diet. Omega 3 (preferably purified) determines the elasticizing of the cellular membranes. Polyunsaturated fats (Omega 3) are NOT produced by the body, thus they must be acquired.

Their mechanism of action (MOA) is complex and is not solely limited to the often drop in lepton levels, but also boosts fat oxidation, facilitating their separation through oxidation (by increasing the levels of the second cellular messenger, cAMP).
Omega 3 essential fatty acids are of a good quality and regulate appetite. Several articles favorable to the existence of the synergistic effects of Omega 3 and CLA have been published. It can therefore be said that Omega 3 fatty acids can be considered a valid coadjutant in diets that target the loss of excess fat.

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