Fun Facts & Health Benefits of Oily Fish

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Fun Facts & Health Benefits of Oily Fish

  • Oily fish consists of salmon, herring, anchovies and sardines.
  • Oily fish is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and potentially lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
  • Omega-3 oils have been linked to higher levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) and lower levels of triglycerides in the blood.
  • Consuming oily fish can help to protect agianst cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association.  A study published by the American Physiological Society suggest that fatty fish oils can protect the heart during times of mental stress.
  • One meta-analysis of nearly 900,00 women has linked a higher consumption of oily fish with a lower risk of breast cancer.  However, another team found that men with high quantities of omega-3 oil in their blood had a higher risk of prostate cancer.
  • In one study of more than 40,00 male professionals in the U.S., those who regularly ate 1 or more servings of fish per week had a 15% lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  • Fish may help increase grey matter in the brain and protect it from age-related deterioration.
Types of Oily Fish With Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  •  Fish may help prevent and treat depression, making you a happier person.
  • Fish is the only good dietary source of vitamin D.
  • It may help prevent asthma in children.
  •  It may also protect your eyes from macular degeneration in your older years.
  • In a 6-month study of 95 middle-aged men, a meal with salmon 3 times per week led to improvement in both sleep and daily functioning.
  • Fish is delicious and easy to prepare.
Types of Oily Fish With Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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