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How many times per week do you eat omega-3-rich fish? Facebook Live Video

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Friday, January 6, 2017


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Talk about healthy living

2017 is a new year

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  • A healthier life – including losing weight (sound familiar this time of year?) Incredibly important. And never too late to start!
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Today’s question is:

How many times per week do you eat omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon?

  • None
  • Rarely
  • About once a week
  • Two times or more per week


Fish can be an important part of a healthy diet.

Fish is a good source of protein and certain fish like salmon and anchovies are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. When selecting fish, be sure to choose low-mercury fish such as salmon, anchovies, sardines, and pollock, preferably wild-caught. Unfortunately, “wild-caught” fish sold in the United States is often actually farm-raised, and when it truly is wild-caught, it may have originated from an endangered fishery.

And always avoid large ocean fish such as sea bass, swordfish, and albacore tuna as they may contain high levels of mercury. A great way to achieve optimal levels of omega-3 intake is to consume a purified fish oil supplement. Note that omega-3 from plant sources such as avocado and flax seed is in the form of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), while fish oil provides mostly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). All three of these omega-3 fatty acids are useful but play different roles.

Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil add an important nutritional component to your diet. Some of the benefits of getting omega-3 fatty acids in your diet include reduced risk of heart disease, healthier mood, and better cognitive function in the offspring of women who consume omega-3 during pregnancy, and healthy brain, eyes, joints, and skin.

The American Heart Association recommends eating omega-3-rich fish at least twice a week to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids so they must be obtained from diet or supplements.


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