Out of all the different types of fats your body needs, omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most important ones.
Not only are they needed by your brain but they also play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the whole body.
In fact, many diseases can be traced back to an imbalance between omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.
Fish Oil Fights Breast Cancer
Women eating two helpings a week of oily fish such as salmon may gain protection against breast cancer, claim researchers.
A major review of studies found adding this amount of fish to the diet cuts the breast cancer risk by up to 14 per cent. (source)
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The researchers analyzed the results of more than 800,000 women in the United States, Europe and Asia, and 20,000 cases of breast cancer. The follow-up time varied, from four years to 20. (source)
“Increased n-3 PUFA intake has a protective effect for breast cancer,” said researcher Duo Li, a professor of nutrition at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
The results also showed what researchers call a dose-response relationship: each 0.1-gram increase in omega-3 per day was linked with a 5 percent lower risk of having breast cancer. (source)
How Much To Eat?
Since the human body isn’t capable of producing it’s own omega-3, it is recommended that every woman eat at least 2 servings of oily fish such as salmon, sardines or mackerel on a weekly basis.
Just make sure to buy organic or wild salmon whenever possible.