Healthy Oil for Your Heart
Feed your heart with healthy oil

Having omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA daily could slash your risk of heart disease. Research has proved that daily intake of omega-3 can also reduce the chance of patients with existing heart problems suffering a cardiovascular-related death by 30%. Researchers suggest we should take 500mg of omega-3 fish oil a day for its heart protective benefits. However, if you are pregnant, or want to become pregnant, you should limit oily fish intake to twice a week. Omega-3 is better absorbed from food –an 85g serving of salmon provides around 1000 of both DHA and EPA.

Including omega-3 in your diet can be a struggle if you don’t eat oily fish. There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids the body needs for healthy functionality –ALA, EPA and DHA. The best source of the long chain fatty acids DHA and EPA are oily fish, while vegetarian sources of omega-3 such as dark green vegetables; contain high levels of ALA, the short chain omega-3. ALA must be converted by the body into long-chain fats before it can offer health benefits. If you do not eat oily fish, you are recommended to take omega-3 supplements. 

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