Timeless Nutrition Tip
The fat in fish oil is called Omega-3 fatty acids and are found in fatty, cold water fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel and lake trout. They are also found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, soybean oil and tofu.
Health Benefits of Fish
There is no doubt; when you eat fish, you reap health benefits. The health benefits discovered from Omega-3 fatty acids include easing the pain of arthritis and help in preventing blood platelets from clotting and sticking to the walls of blood vessels. This will make your blood flow better and prevent blockage. Blockage can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Omega-3 fatty acids should be incorporated into any heart healthy diet that is low in total fat and rich in unsaturated fats.
Fish can be baked, grilled or even steamed and will cook very quickly.
So, if you like fish, it would be a good idea to plan meals that include more fish, along with whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The ideal amount of omega-3 is still unclear, but guidelines suggest eating two to three fish meals a week, along with lots of green vegetables.
Did You Know?
In the Philippines, fish is second to rice in frequency of consumption.