Chronic Disease, Nutrients

Taking Omega 3 to improve Cholesterol Markers

Having healthy cholesterol markers is key for healthy hormone production in our bodies. Many people will struggle with their cholesterol due to both lifestyle and hereditary factors.

At Nutrition for Life, we help many people weekly make important nutrition changes which can have a significant improvement on their Cholesterol balance.


One of the key dietary interventions is encouraging clients to increase omega 3 fatty acid intake.


Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of essential polyunsaturated fat that are important for various bodily functions. There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid): Found in plant-based sources like flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts.

EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid): Predominantly found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines.

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid): Also primarily sourced from fatty fish, DHA is particularly important for brain health.


When it comes to Omega 3 and healthy Cholesterol, omega 3’s can significantly reduce blood triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are an important measure of Cholesterol health. High blood Triglyceride levels may increase risk of hardened arteries which may increase risk of stroke or heart attack.

Omega 3’s work to lower inflammation markers in the cells and support correct imbalances. The right source and concentration can be a potent antioxidant for the body particularly when it comes to Cholesterol health.


If you are missing consistency of omega 3 intake in your diet whether you are tackling Cholesterol issues or interested in prevention, then consider a dietary assessment – click here


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