Omega-3 (fish oil) benefits in bodybuilding and fitness [infographic]

What are the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in bodybuilding and fitness? Why do so many athletes implement omega-3 in the diet? Check out the infographic.

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It is known by many bodybuilders and athletes that omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help you gain muscle, lose belly fat and prevent injuries.

We will show you how and what to do to get enough fish oil in your diet. Lucky for you it’s very easy.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS AND MUSCLE GAIN

Studies have shown that when our body gets a sufficient amount of omega-3 fish oil, we can gain more muscle. Researchers theorize that this is the effect of nutrient partitioning. In other words; calories that might originally be stored as fat can be partitioned into muscle.

According to Bodybuilding.com the formula for muscle growth is the rate of synthesis minus the rate of degradation. It just happens that the DHA and EPA in omega-3 fish oil increase synthesis and decrease degradation. Great, right? We are just getting started.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS CAN REDUCE BELLY FAT

T-nation also wrote an article about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) in bodybuilding and fitness. One study done by the Nutritional Physiology Research Group in Australia showed that the essential omega-3 fatty acids combined with exercise provides significantly greater fat loss benefits than exercise or using omega-3 fish oil alone. The best benefit is that fat loss occurs in the abdominal region. This has been tested on real people.

Omega-3 fatty acids can increase insulin sensitivity, which leads to less fat storage and more fat release. These are just a few examples of how omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help you lose fat. Check out the article on T-nation for the full view.

FISH OIL IS GOOD FOR YOUR JOINTS

There is one big obstacle bodybuilders and athletes are facing. Preventing injuries and keeping great overall health for the best performance. Besides the vast amount of benefits, omega-3 fish oil has proven to reduce the stiffness in your joints, improve your blood flow and enhance your recovery.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS ARE EASY TO IMPLEMENT IN YOUR DIET

Many major health organizations recommend eating fish at least twice a week. If you are serious about your training program it shouldn’t be too difficult to eat fish twice a week, since they are also high in protein and should already be on your list!

Take a look at the TOP 15 omega-3 sources and some great recipes to go along. Also, be sure to take a look at what others have said in the comment section and don’t be shy to leave a message.

OMEGA-3 BENEFITS IN BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS

omega-3 benefits in bodybuilding and fitness

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