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Fish Oils: Healthy Heart, Brain & Reduced Inflammation
  • October 5th, 2010
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  • Briony Martens
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Fish Oil's have become very popular over the last few years and for good reason. A tremendous amount of research has been done that shows the health benefits of Omega-3 fats found in fish oils. Including at least 3 servings of sustainable sourced wild fish in your diet every week and/or supplementing with fish oil can offer a full spectrum of these health benefits including improving heart health, brain function and reducing inflammation in your body.

Heart health
Fish oils have been shown to be very effective at lowering blood triglycerides that are known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Omega 3's are also effective natural blood thinners and can therefore reduce the risk of blood clots to the heart, brain and lungs.

Brain Function/Health
Fish oils with omega 3's also benefit you greatly if you suffer from depression. Many studies have proven that fish oils improve your brain function. In addition, taking fish oils with omega 3 has been linked to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Reduce Inflammation
DHA and EPA contained in fish oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Many scientists and health professionals believe that it's the anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil that enable it to provide so many health benefits.

Additional Benefits of Omega-3's being found everyday!
Eating fish and shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids may reduce risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration.

In a cross-sectional study involving 2,520 randomly selected subjects aged 65 to 84 years old, results indicate that eating fish and shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids may protect against advanced AMD (age-related macular degeneration).

Your Best sources of Omega 3's

Some of the most common and local to British Columbia, sources of Omega 3's are Salmon, Sable Fish, Mackeral, Halibut, Cod, and many others.

If you are not keen on eating fish at least 3 times a week, or if you just don't like fish, we recommend including a fish oil supplement in your daily routine to prevent disease and improve over all health.

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