Fish oil is a type of fatty acid derived from the tissues of oily fish. It has omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that everyone eat fish (especially fatty, cold-water fish) at least twice a week. The reason behind is that these types of fishes are an abundant source of omega-3. In particular, salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, lake trout, and tuna are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. But if you’re not a fan of eating fish, then you can take fish oil supplements now available in most local stores.
Here are just some of the benefits of fish oil:
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Stronger bones: Growing older means weaker bones, especially in women. Studies show that a regular intake of omega-3 fatty acid DHA provides optimal bone health, heavier bone density, and balance in calcium quantity.
Healthy cholesterol level support: Taking fish oil may help maintain healthy levels of blood cholesterol. Taking 3 to 6 grams of fish oil a day can help promote healthy ratios of HDL to LDL.
Protection from air pollution: Tests show that those who had fish oil didn’t have the same negative responses as those who hadn’t when exposed to air pollution. Omega-3 fatty acid offers protection against the cardiac and lipid effects brought about by air pollution exposure. Fish oil is best taken by those living in the city.
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Optimum heart protection: Fish oil helps reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm, the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, and lessens the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease.