So I have researched and know that there are a lot of benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. But I had no idea how much they can help with a couple of symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause. Omega-3s have been known to help with brain fog, feeling blue and sleep.
If you are suffering with some of the lovely symptoms of peri and full on menopause, then you know all about the brain fog, feeling blue and those sleeplessness nights. But what I didn’t know is that omega-3 fatty acids are mostly concentrated in your brain and are important with thinking and feeling. And if you are not getting enough (which most of us don’t with a regular diet), and add on the drop in hormones, then the onset of depression, sleeplessness, and lack of focus and memory happens.
By adding 900 DHA of an omega-3 supplement (or to supplement your diet) can add a whole hour of sleep to your night. (A whole hour…Yes, please). Getting enough sleep has also been linked to many health benefits such as less cortisol production (stress hormone), weight loss, fewer wrinkles, and better brain function. But you don’t have to get your omega-3 from a supplement only, you can find it in fatty fish such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, and sardines. You can also find it in walnuts, eggs, spinach, and flax.
So boost your mood, brain, and get some sleep by adding some omega-3 to your diet.