Fish for Heart Health
February is American Heart Month, so I thought I’d begin the month by talking about the power of fish.
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine offers good evidence that eating several servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids each week may reduce the risk of heart disease and death. The study was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, and it compared 94 men who died suddenly from heart disease with 184 healthy men.
They discovered that men without heart disease were 81 percent less likely to experience sudden death if they had high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood, regardless of other risk factors such as age or smoking habits.
Found in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and trout, omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm and to reduce blood cholesterol and clotting. More and more studies are finding there is a reverse association between fish intake and heart disease in women and men.
Today, one must weigh the value of purchasing wild caught over farmed fish. Farmed fish are typically raised in tight, dark quarters, hence the need to feed farmed salmon food coloring to give them the red color we expect. Read any farmed salmon package and you will see food coloring on the label. As if that isn’t bad enough, farmed fish are most often fed GMO-laden gruel that includes antibiotics to keep them from getting sick in the unnatural conditions they are raised in. Wild caught fish contain all the nutrients nature intended.
Fish oil supplements can be an effective option, but be sure to choose a reputable brand that promises fish oil from pristine waters that is tested for strength and purity.
Nutrients for your heart – our February special!… For the month of February, we are offering 20% off all of our heart-healthy nutrients – including Cataplex E, Cataplex B, Cataplex G and Cod Liver Oil. Take good care of yourself – for you and your Valentine! Ask about our heart-healthy supplements next time you are in the office.
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Until next time…
Yours in health,
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