Omega-3 (EPA/DHA) Fatty Acid Supplements, Is Tuna Breath Worth It?

Is the adage of,  you are what you eat, really true? Darn tootin’ it is, and I’m not just talking beans. When you switch from consuming a meat to a fish-based diet, the 10 trillion cells in your body start a healthy metamorphosis. Fatty fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, lake trout and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids but they are also have many other beneficial nutrients . It takes about 4 months for the full benefits of this change-over. The results usually lead to lower blood pressure, decreased inflammation and lower triglycerides.  This type of diet, has been shown to decrease our risk of damage to our heart, head and blood vessels.

Researchers have previously isolated what they deem to be the components of fish that promote these beneficial effects.  Omega-3 fatty acids have been marketed by numerous companies for use as a daily supplement. In fact, they are also available as a prescription product known as omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza) to reduce high triglyceride levels.

According to some recent studies, these pills, may not hold the mustard to the real thing for full positive outcomesThere is a possibility that these fats, may not be the only beneficial nutrients in fish that cause positive effects seen in studies.

Two recent reports, ORIGIN Study and the Cochrane Review, failed to prove benefits from omega-3 pills. Although the ORIGIN Study did show a significant lowering of triglycerides with the pills. It looks like the chances of significantly positive health benefits may rule the actual food as a shoe-in for favorable health outcome.

So, will it be a good strong mouthwash or will you please initiate your significant other with meat of the sea at least twice weekly? The wish of a kiss may vaporize with the choice of the former.

Remember kids,  utilizing food is always a preferential way to go over a supplement.



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