The NHS advise we should eat at least 2 portions of fish a week, including 1 of oily fish, A portion is around 140g (4.9oz) following cooking. Most of us should have more fish in our diet, including more oily fish. Oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids and are also a good source of Vitamin D.
When we consume Omega 3s, our bodies break down fatty acids into two other fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which our bodies use for a component of many important activities, such as maintaining vision and supporting normal heart function.
Research shows that consuming omega-3 EFAs “Essential Fatty Acids” can reduce the risk of fatal heart attack by up to 10%. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties can counteract the buildup of plaque in the arteries and promote smooth, healthy blood flow. Additionally, consuming these fats after a heart attack can greatly improve your chances of survival and help your heart heal from trauma.
Oily fish include:
herring, kippers, pilchards, salmon, sardines, sprats, trout, mackerel. The main shellfish sources of omega-3 are: mussels, oysters, squid, crab
The following are valid health claims for consuming Omega 3 (250 mg of EPA and DHA per day): – Helps maintain normal brain function – maintain normal vision. – maintain normal heart function. – maintain normal blood pressure. – maintain normal (fasting) blood triglyceride level.
DHA is a key component of all cell membranes and is abundant in the brain and retina. It is essential for fetal development, brain growth and functional development. It is also important to maintain normal brain function.
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