Consumption of Fish Oil Can Also Help You to Lose Weight

Many options can be to lose weight, for example by changing your diet or increasing exercise intensity. Consumption of fish oil supplements are known to help you lose weight and increase exercise intensity.

Researchers from the University of South Australia conducted a study involving 75 people with a diagnosis of overweight or obese and have heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Researchers then divided the participants into two groups randomly.

The first group was given the tuna fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids, while the second group was given sunflower oil with the same dose but does not contain omega-3 fatty acids.

The groups were then subdivided, the other half do not do extra exercise each week. While the other half were asked to walk for 45 minutes every day. All participants involved in the study were asked not to change their diet pattern.

After 3 weeks of the study, three groups did not show much change, but the group fed fish oil and exercise decreased the average weight of about 4.5 pounds and decrease overall body fat percentage.

"The results are even more significant in the group taking fish oil and exercise, even after 8 weeks of the study period," said the researchers in a summary published in the journal Food & Function, edition in February 2013, as written on Natural News, Thursday (14/3 / 2013).

Scientists believe that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can increase blood flow to muscles during exercise and help stimulate the enzyme compound that plays a role in the transport of fat so that the fat can be used for energy.

Omega-3 fatty acids are available in supplement form is popularly used as a vitamin of growth and other benefits, such as increasing brain memory function, eye health, as well as the ability to reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

Supplements of omega-3 fish oil can be an effective natural supplement to promote weight loss when combined with exercise. Previous studies conducted in Japan and Norway, also found something similar that omega-3 fatty acids can promote weight loss diet.