Family Should Eat Oily Fish for Longer and Healthier Life
Family and individual should learn to eat oily fish for longer and healthier life, this oily fish contain omega-3 fatty acids which has been found to reduce death by heart disease or stroke by twenty seven percent (27%) and it also contain numerous other benefits.
The question to ask here is how much oily fish is enough to supply the needed omega 3 fatty acid and what type of oily fish one should eat considering the numbers of oily fish available and with many of them that are said to be pollutant. Then again will a vegetarian take supplement since they don’t like sea food. These will be answered in this article so that all may learn to improve health and stay longer.
What does omega-3s Contain
The omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish oils are DHA, EPA and DPA. Each contributes to your health slightly differently.
In the new research, DHA is linked to a massive 40 per cent lower risk of heart disease, DPA lowers the risk of dying from stroke and EPA is liked to a reduction in your risk of non-fatal heart attacks.
It is through your diet that you can best balance of omega 3, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS, currently recommends we eat at least two portions of oily fish a week.
The fish where you can get omega 3 fatty acid are; sardines, mackerel, fresh (not tinned) tuna, salmon, whitebait, trout, pichard, herring and anchovy. Vegetarian omega-3s are also provided in some seeds such as flax and rapeseed oil.
It is recommended that breastfeeding mother and pregnant women should not take oily fish more than their two portions a week because of the pollutant present in it.
What happen to Omega-3 supplements
If you don’t eat fish or are concerned about the pollutant levels, this is where supplements come in. There are mixed opinions in the medical world when it comes to taking fish oils in capsule form.
NICE does not specifically recommend supplementation in this case and some experts believe they are unnecessary. But other medical professionals swear by omega-3 supplements so it can be difficult to know who to believe.
It’s really down to personal choice so keep a note of how you feel when you take the supplements. Some people find they improve concentration and memory, while others take them to reduce inflammation that causes painful joints. If you notice no difference, you may not need the supplements.
When choosing your supplement, look for brands that contain DHA and EPA and that give you a breakdown of what’s in the capsule or liquid on the label. You want supplements that are open about their source, which may mean you need to pay a little more for quality.
As a family, it is time to include oily fish for longer and healthier life so that the relationship can be enjoy for much more years.
3 thoughts on “Family Should Eat Oily Fish for Longer and Healthier Life”
It is a shame that Breastfeeding mums are advised to restrict their intake of oily fish as it is so good for you. I didn’t realise there was so much contamination in our fish 🙁
@Lynn Hogg, is just to make sure that the unborn child is save, some of these fish really contain contamination from the sea as a result of industrial waste going into some of the mass of water. But this does not mean pregnant women shouldn’t take it at all. Thanks for your comment.
I used to get some of my salmon smoked,and they seemed oily,just from being smoked.From what I have learned over the years,is that any fish that is smoked turns out real oily.