Is Fish Oil supplement helpful for a heart healthy - TNBCLive

Taking Fish oil supplement, Omega 3 is an easy way to protect your heart. But an expert says that it is not always necessary to intake Omega 3 for keeping your heart healthy.

Cochrane Scholars examined almost 100,000 people and found that intake of Omega 3 on a routine basis lessen the risk of heart diseases.

As a part of a healthy diet, it is recommended to eat oily fish. Children should make the habit of in-taking oily fish in their daily routine to maintain healthy hearty.

It is not that necessary to always think that Oily fish only contain Omega 3, as other food types are also rich in Omega 3. Omega 3 is not only good to keep a healthy heart but also maintain general health. NHS recommends that people must intake two fish portions per week, and one necessary be oily fish, such as fresh Tuna, Salmon, to gain ‘healthy’ fats.

Omega 3

Omega 3 is basically healthy fat, which includes EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid).

Some yogurt, milk and bread brand are enriched in Omega 3 as ALA is usually added to them. But as per the study report of Cochrane Scholars, the review says that in-taking good amount of Omega 3 supplements, like EPA, oily fish and DHA does not facilitate to maintain healthy heart or lessen the risk of stroke or death caused from heart-related diseases.

Some oily fish may also contain harmful chemical, which may cause life risk for those eaten in excessive amount. Therefore, eating only oily fish containing Omega 3 to maintain a healthy heart is not the exact solution. Fishes like Marlin, Shark, and Swordfish must be avoided by a pregnant woman as they contain mercury, which is unhealthy. Other groups may also eat, not more than one part of this mercury contains fish in a week.

Professor Tom Sanders also directed guidelines to reduce the risk of heart diseases, which suggest fish consumption instead of fish oil supplements. No suggestion was further given to change the dietary routine.

Professor Tim Chico suggested that instead of wasting money on buying fish oil supplements in hope of maintaining a healthy heart, he recommends utilizing that money is buying vegetables.

Heath and Food Supplements Information Service reports that Omega 3 supplements were considered helpful for a healthy heart but it is not that easy to choose the modest food. Omega 3 is not that helpful for a child or for older people. For should who does not intake oily fish supplements can rely on vegetables and other protein and vitamin containing food products.

Omega 3 is also helpful for a good eyesight, brain, and immune function. Therefore, it is not always about a healthy heart.

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