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Aside from benefiting the heart, Omega-3 is beneficial for a person’s optimum brain health. Long-term diet and food choices not only affect the way we look and feel but also the way we think.
Studies have linked emotional, mental, and psychiatric disorders to dietary deficiencies more than genetics.
In fact, people with Alzheimer’s disease, who struggle with memory loss, or who have difficulty in learning new tasks are shown to lack Omega-3 fatty acids. Deficiencies of Omega-3 in adults have been also linked to various disorders affecting mental and emotional state.
Low levels of DHA are linked to bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, autism, schizophrenia, general learning difficulties, and even bad mood.
Known as the docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, Omega-3 fatty acid is an important component for optimum brain health. DHA is found in high concentration in the brain. It plays an important function in the transmission of brain signals and how our cell membranes communicate. Maintaining cell membranes is an important job of the Omega-3 fatty acids for if a cell membrane breaks down, normal flow of communication between cells is interrupted.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are not produced in the body and should therefore be sourced from our diet. Valuable sources of these acids include fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood like algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Read the rest of this entry »
Every woman dreams of healthy hair that is long, thick and looks lustrous. But owing to the lifestyle and exposure to factors like dirt, dust and pollution, etc. the hair begins to look dull and tends to lose its sheen. Improper maintenance of hair also leads to brittle hair and hair breakage. Hair loss due to brittleness can also occur due to some underlying health problems. Brittle hair looks dry, frizzy and has split ends. There are many causes for brittle hair breakage. Here are some brittle hair causes and remedies for brittle hair breakage.
Brittle Hair Causes
Damaged hair can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Some of the causes of brittle hair damage are listed as under;
* Persistent washing of hair can result in dry, damaged hair. Daily washing of the hair can strip the natural oils that are produced in the scalp, leading to loss of moisture and luster. Certain shampoos contain harsh chemicals that tend to make the scalp drier. So individuals having dry hair must rinse their hair with a mild shampoo.
* Climate can also hamper the health of your hair. Over exposure to sun, dust and pollution can make the hair lose its essential nutrients, thereby damaging the hair and making it dry and brittle.
* Styling your hair with flat irons, perms, hair colors, overuse of blow dryers and relaxers can damage the hair. Read the rest of this entry »