The benefits of omega 3 fatty acids in our diet is important to our health, research in the 1970’s displayed reduction in triglycerides, heart rate, blood pressure and atherosclerosis by researchers studying the Greenland Inuit Tribe.
We hear it all to often that fish should be included as part of a healthy diet, and one portion should be an oily fish such as salmon or trout. But do you take notice to this?
Published on Telegraph.co.uk this is the latest on Omega 3 fatty acids…
Heart Health Benefits Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Eating fish is probably better for health than taking fish oil supplements because it contains other nutrients not present in the capsules, a conference was told.
Although it is presumed that the heart health benefits of fish come from fish oils, namely omega 3, this has not been proven, experts said.
The new guidance was compiled by the European Society of Cardiology at its conference EuroPrevent in Dublin.
One of the two portions consumed a week should be oily fish, such as salmon, mackeral, sardine or trout, they said as these contain the highest levels of omega 3 fatty acids.
Supplements can be taken by people who do not like fish but they should stick to pharmaceutical grade products because many over-the-counter capsules contain sufficient amounts of omega 3. The recommendation was that those taking supplements should have 1g of omega 3.
The guidance was discussed in a symposium at the conference that evaluated the latest evidence on fish and omega 3 supplements. Full article published on The Telegraph.
Do you make an effort to include fish as part of your healthy eating regime? Being brought up on a small island with the main diet being fish and rice, I was eating fish almost 5 times a week. Now a-days it’s more like twice a week as living in the UK fish can be quite expensive.
Eating oily fish like trout and salmon provides the body with essential healthy fats, you will notice an improvement in your skin and hair, and for me this is one of the many good benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, as I suffer with dry skin, and believe me if I go too long without including omega 3 fatty acids in my diet, it shows… Reptilian springs to mind.
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