If you mention the term “cod liver oil”, you will most likely make a face and wrinkle on the nose. The famous fish oil is known for its benefits and flavors. At least it was. And we’re talking about the syrup because the capsules hardly pass through the flavors.
But this is just an urban myth. Today there’s cod liver oil in orange-flavoured syrup, you know that? I just found out!
We went to examine the components and benefits (yes, because there are many) of this versatile and rich fish oil.
What is cod liver oil for?
Vitamin A is important for maintaining normal skin and vision. Both vitamin A and vitamin D contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system in children and adults. Vitamin D contributes to good bone health in adults.
Omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory function. Inflammation leads to several diseases, including heart disease. A food guide published by the Directorate-General for Health indicates that, in addition to the important role in the prevention of heart disease, these types of acids contribute to children’s normal brain development and cognitive abilities.
What are the benefits of that?
Due to its richness in essential nutrients for the development and maintenance of our organism, the consumption of cod liver oil provides several benefits.
Be aware that if you are pregnant, it may not be advisable to ingest tran. But it’s best to talk to your obstetrician.
We then present some of the different benefits of cod liver oil:
Strengthening the immune system in children and adults
Combating and preventing heart disease
Reduction of cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Fights atherosclerosis (blood fat)
Promoting brain development and learning ability
Relief of arthritis symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness
Combating and preventing depression and anxiety
Helps with the development of the nervous system
Maintains healthy vision
Reduces cancer risk