Fat gets a bad rap, especially in the news as the risks of obesity continues to plague the mindset of the average American. We’re surrounded by news and medical research that tells us no fat is good fat! However, that’s not true. Omega 3 fatty acids offers your body the necessary fat it needs to improve your overall health and even your vision.
Now, we’re not saying go get your essential fat by eating a cheeseburger or downing a super-sized French fry basket. Let us be more clear: fatty acids are the “building blocks” of fat. It’s an important nutrient that’s critical for the normal production and functioning of cells, muscles, nerves, and organs. Fatty acids are also required for the production of hormone-like compounds that help regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and blood clotting.
So how does all of this effect your vision? A number of studies revealed that Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal infant vision development.
DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids are found in maternal breast milk and also are added to some supplemented infant formulas. Omega-3 supplemental formulas appear to stimulate vision development in infants.