You consume fresh raw green vegetables and fresh fruits to keep yourself healthy and to prevent you from diseases. Think again, apart from these things there are other things too, which can keep you healthy and away from diseases.
The most important addition to the diet to fight and prevent diseases and live longer is fish and cod liver oil. Consume fish oil in summers and cod liver oil in winters for a good health.
Fish oil is derived from the flesh of the fish and liver oil is derived from the liver of the fish. Although cod liver oil is very beneficial but it may provide certain risks whereas fish oil provides benefits without any risks. The main difference between fish oil and cod liver oil is that cod liver oil has high vitamin D content than fish oil.
Intake of vitamin D is very useful in cold months of winters when our skin does not receive enough sunlight in order to make vitamin D that is needed by our body.
Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be produced by human body but are very essential for human health. Fish is the best-known available source for fatty acids.
Two types of Omega-3 fatty acids are very beneficial and they are primarily found in fish. They are Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA provides health to the nervous system and eyes and prevents depression.
DHA enriched foods are very important for pregnant women for the development of baby’s nervous system and to avoid depression during pregnancy. EPA promotes healthy cardiovascular system. Vitamin A found in fish oil and liver oil is very important for good eyesight, healthy skin and strong digestive tract.
Vitamin D promotes strong bones and teeth. It fortifies your immune system. Two teaspoons per day of cod liver oil provides 1000 to 1180 mg of DHA, 680 to 1000 mg of EPA, 80 to 100 mg of ALA, 1600 IU of vitamin A, 800 IU of vitamin D.
Cod liver oil contains large amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D that may contain contaminants such as mercury and pesticides. The contamination is caused because industrial pollutants contaminate our oceans and water bodies. Large amounts of vitamin A supply to the body can prove harmful and toxic.