Omega-3s

Posted by Puteri | 12/19/2007 03:37:00 PM | | 0 comments »

Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fats found in fish, nuts and green vegetables. They can fend off prostate cancer, protect your eyes from macular degeneration, cut risk of heart disease and fight diabetes. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who routinely consumed at least 300 grams (about 11 ounces) of fish per week had 29 percent less risk of irregular heartbeat than those who consumed less.

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I love fish and salmon is one of my favorite fish. I love it broiled, deep fried or in a spicy sour soup.

Since fish like salmon, tuna, trout, herring and sardines are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, there's all the more reason for me to continue eating fish.

The fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, found in oily fish support critical functions in the brain, blood vessels and immune system. An interesting fact I learned from this article is that these fatty acids can cut the risk of heart disease and fight diabetes. For someone like me who is genetically predisposed to diabetes, that is good news indeed.

Have you eaten any fish this week?

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