Fish oil may help support heart and cardiovascular health and maintain normal triglyceride levels in healthy individuals. It may also assist in the temporary relief of the pain, inflammation and swelling associated with osteoarthritis.
Fish Oil 1000mg is a rich source of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, which help maintain heart health, support healthy triglyceride levels and assist peripheral circulation. Omega-3s may also temporarily relieve osteoarthritis pain and inflammation, and improve joint mobility. DHA is particularly important during pregnancy and infancy, when it is involved in the healthy development of the baby’s brain, nervous system and eyes.
The Australian Heart Foundation recommends we eat two to three 150 gram servings of oily fish each week in order to get the omega-3s we need to help maintain the health of our heart and blood vessels. However, it appears that most of us simply don’t manage to include that much fish in our diets – in fact, it has been estimated that around 60% of us don’t eat the recommended quantities.
Unfortunately, getting enough fish in your diet involves more than simply having tuna on your sandwiches a couple of times a week, as that will only give you around 50 or 60 grams per serve (around half a small tin), and consequently will mean that over the course of a week, you’re actually only consuming around a single serve. To make a real impact on your omega-3 levels, you’ll need to dish up a hearty serving of oily fish such as salmon, sardines, tuna or mackerel several times a week.
Don’t use increasing your omega-3 intake as an excuse to head to the local fish and chip shop for takeaway though – the negative effects of the deep-fried batter could well and truly counterbalance any health benefits of the omega-3s! Instead, make friends with your local fishmonger, and enjoy home-made seafood meals such as delicious poached salmon, oven-baked tuna, or an Italian-style sardine dish in a luscious tomato based sauce.
And if you’re still not sure you’re eating enough fish, consider taking an omega-3 supplement to ensure you’re not missing out on these important essential fatty acids.
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