Fishing for Heart Health – Fish High in Omega-3

Fishing for Heart Health – Fish High in Omega-3

| By RB Schiff Vitamins

We all know the saying; you are what you eat, but never has this been truer and fish could have real health benefits for you and your family. Make sure you talk to your doctor about diet and the best options for you and your family.

Eating fish could be great for your heart health because it is naturally high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that can benefit the heart and people with high risks of heart disease.[1]

If fish isn’t currently in diet and you enjoy the taste and variety of the food then it could be beneficial to include this into your meal schedule at least once a week, twice being the preferable amount.

Fish is also a great source of protein and is not high in saturated fat compared to meat. Some fish are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, while others aren’t. Here are some readily available fish that are high in Omega-3s:

The Health Benefits of Albacore Tuna

Albacore tuna is the best source of Omega-3 fatty acids when compared to other tuna species because it is naturally a fatty fish. A 3 oz. serving of Albacore tuna has as much protein as other meat or poultry and contains low amounts of fat.[2]

The Health Benefits of Salmon

Aside from Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon has other benefits that are essential for heart health. Wild caught salmon also contains essential amino acids and is high in vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can lower risk of heart disease can decrease the build-up of plaque in coronary arteries. Salmon is an incredibly versatile fish, being used in many dishes across the globe and could be considered in foods for immune system health. [3]

The Health Benefits of Rainbow Trout

This fish is high in protein and has enough Vitamin B-12 to make up 89% of your daily recommended allowance, it is also incredibly high in Omega-3 fatty acids, making it a great fish to enjoy. Research shows that foods rich in Vitamin B can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. As well as all these health benefits, rainbow trout is a good source of selenium which is an important mineral for brain function and creating and managing a healthy immune system. [4]

Of course, a good diet can only go so far, and as the body does not naturally product Omega-3 fatty acids, MegaRed® Omega-3 krill oil can be a great way to supplement the amount of it getting into your system. This was further proven by a 2016 study that showed 98% of us simply don’t get enough Omega-3s. MegaRed® krill oil supplements are sustainably sourced from the Antarctic Ocean and should be taken daily in association with a healthy lifestyle. Make sure to ask your doctor if you should take krill oil or fish oil supplements to get the Omega-3s you need. * [5]

Mackerel Health Benefits

Mackerel is a versatile fish that can be bought fresh or canned. The term mackerel actually refers to different species of fish that all belong to the same family. Mackerel is one of the oiliest fish you can eat, which in turn means it contains lots of Omega-3 fatty acids.

As well as Omega-3s, mackerel contain a good amount of other healthy fats like monounsaturated fatty acids.[6]

Although the fish when fresh spoils quite quickly so is best eaten as soon as possible, it is delicious in salads, grilled and served with lemon or simply with bread as a sandwich. Canned mackerel has a much longer shelf life and is readily available in numerous grocery stores.

All of these fish can be easily integrated into your routine, but if fish really isn’t for you then an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement from MegaRed could be the answer. Easy to swallow and requiring only one small softgel to be consumed per day, they are the perfect way to supplement the levels of Omega-3s in your body.*

[1] “Eating Fish for Heart Health” American Heart Association, Mar 2017 http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Eating-Fish-for-Heart-Health_UCM_440433_Article.jsp#.WrokbYjwaUl

[2] Busch, Sandi “What Are the Health Benefits of Solid Albacore Tuna?” Healthy Eating, Nov 2017 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-solid-albacore-tuna-8921.html

[3] “What Are the Benefits of Pink Salmon?” Healthy Eating, Undated http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-pink-salmon-4387.html

[4] “Health Benefits of Rainbow Trout” Dove Med, Nov 2016 https://www.dovemed.com/healthy-living/natural-health/7-health-benefits-rainbow-trout/

[5] “Health Benefits of Rainbow Trout” Dove Med, Nov 2016 https://www.dovemed.com/healthy-living/natural-health/7-health-benefits-rainbow-trout/

[6] “Mackerel fish health benefits and facts” Health Benefits Times, Undated https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/mackerel-fish/

* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT DISEASE.
**SIMOPOULIS 2011/P204/A, B (SIMOPOULIS AP MOL. NEUROBIOL. 2011/44:203-215)

† Supportive, but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. ♦The MegaRed 3X formulation uses a self microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS) technology to support high absorption. Studies show that applying the SMEDDS technology to highly concentrated fish oils dramatically improve the absorption of both EPA and DHA