Go Fish Oil!

Jul 9 07:11 2010 Ryan Rosenthal Print This Article

What are some of the benefits of fish oil? Where does it come from and why do fish have the acids our body needs

Have you heard the word about fish oil? It sounds disgusting,Guest Posting but actually is quite good for you! Amidst a bunch of scientific studies and multi-syllabic acids, the health benefits of fish oil shine brightest. Use this summary of the uses and benefits of fish oil as a primer for you to ask your physician if you need to implement it into your healthful diet. Fish oil harvested from the tissues of oily fish bodies contains omega-3 fatty acids, a big player in anti-inflammation in the body and disease prevention. Fish do not naturally produce the oils, but gain them by eating microalgae, or, for predatory fish like salmon and tuna, by eating the fish that eat microalgae. Fish especially abundant in omega-3 fatty acids include: anchovy, bluefish, herring, mackerel, menhaden, salmon, sardines, sturgeon, and trout. Every 3.5 ounces of fish provides 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids essential to overall health. Scientific studies, some conclusive and others not, concluded that fish oil has the ability to treat myriad afflictions, including, but not limited to: depression, bipolar disorder, mood stabilization, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, and cancer. The number one reason most people take fish oil, however, is to combat heart disease and circulatory problems. Fish oil lowers blood pressure and when taken in the right amounts, prevents heart disease and strokes. Some patients take fish oil after a heart transplant to lower their blood pressure, prevent kidney damage, and keep the blood vessels open. Fish oil contributes to a healthful diet because fish are low in saturated fats (unlike other meats) but also high in protein. The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week. You should prepare the fish either boiled or baked to reduce the risk of heart disease. Feel free to add spices and flavor! Fried fish or fish sandwiches negate the benefits of fish oil and actually increase heart disease risk. If the flavor of edible fish doesn’t please your picky palette, but the benefits still appeal to you, get fish oil via a supplement. These pills are usually made from one or some of the recommended fish species or seal blubber, combined with calcium, iron, and vitamins such as A, C, and D. Take no more than 3 grams of fish oil supplements each day to avoid any accidental negative side results.The benefits of fish oil supplements far outweigh the risks, which include possible bleeding, immune deficiencies, and nausea. But eating the fish outright has risks as well, such as mercury poisoning from exposure to industrial and environmental chemicals, so only consume in moderation and stick to the two servings per week ideal. Fish oil doesn’t have a monopoly on the omega-3 market. These fatty acids also derive from vegetable oil, plants, and some nuts. No matter how you get the acids, medical professionals across the board recommend the health benefits. If you suffer from a chronic ailment or want to add balance to your healthy living, adding fish oil is a simple, and optionally tasty, way to accomplish this goal. Natural sources and supplements always beat adding artificial chemicals to your system, so why not try a little fish oil with your breakfast, lunch, or dinner?Learn more nutritional tips to improve your health at our Chicago Chiropractic clinic website. Our blog has numerous posts on this topic.

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Ryan Rosenthal
Ryan Rosenthal

Dr. Rosenthal studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin. With more than ten years of experience in chiropractic medicine, Dr. Rosenthal practices medicine through his Chicago chiropractic clinic.

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