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Put down the fish oil supplements! Rather get fatty acids right from their fishy source

by , 08 March 2013

Fish much healthier for you in the long-term than meat. Now, new research shows it's also a better option than fish oil supplements if you're trying to up your omega-3 fatty acid intake to lower your blood pressure. But if you just can't eat fish, you can still get all the fatty acid health benefits from flaxseed oil! Here's why it's so effective…

You’ve probably heard by now that omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish and fish oil supplements, are a great way to protect yourself from arthritis.
 
They’re also a great way to keep your blood pressure in check, says TheStarOnline.
 
But if you’ve been getting your omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements instead of directly from eating fish, you could be missing out on some of the essential health benefits!
 
Here’s why it’s better to get your omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish than from fish oil supplements
 
That’s because a pair of studies published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows getting your omega-3 from fish like sardines, salmon and mackerel will help lower healthy blood pressure fish oil supplements have no effect. 
 
In fact, omega-3 in supplement form actually weakens the health benefits, competing with the positive effects of omega-3 from natural sources, says Healthgoesstrong.
 
So if you do have a choice in the matter, rather go for fatty fish like trout and herring, as they’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids
 
But fish oil supplements can still prevent depression, cognitive decline, and even breast cancer.
 
So if you’re vegan or allergic to fish, don’t despair. You can still take fish oil supplements as you won’t have any natural sources of omega-3 in your system from eating fish for the fish oil supplements to fight against. 
 
Try flaxseed oil: The best thing since cod liver oil…
 
And if you hate the taste of cod liver oil, you can still get all the omega fatty acids you need from flaxseed oil!
 
WebMD explains flaxseed is what's used to feed all those chickens that are laying eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
That’s why flaxseed oil’s a great way to get all your omega fatty acids.
 
Because it contains about 50% omega-3, 30% omega-6, and 20% omega-9 fatty acids, which is a good balance for long-term supplementation, says Health Bytes.
 
Try it today; you’ll soon reap the health benefits!
 



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