Reasons to Include Fish Oil in your Diet

The benefits of fish oil have been the topic of much research in recent years with the powerful Omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Here are just of the health benefits of this very potent oil.

  • Fish oil is the best source of two long-chain essential fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)–the Omega-3 fats our body cannot synthesize, so we must get them from food or supplements.Fish oils prevent and may help to reverse atherosclerosis, angina, heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
  • A high intake of fish has also been linked to a significant decrease in age-related memory loss and cognitive function impairment with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • More unknown benefits of fish oils include improved circulation, ability in reducing serum triglycerides, and helping in normalizing heart rhythm.

Tips for buying fish oil capsules

  • Know where your fish oil comes from; look for ‘species specific’ oil, like salmon or tuna on the label.
  • Add up the individual omega-3 fatty acids listed on the label. They should equal the total amount of oil in the product.