Have a Heart........
Today, let's focus on omega-3 fatty acids. There's a lot of net worth in what we are looking at today....fish. Fish is a good source of protein and doesn't have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products do. Fatty fish like mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon are high in two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty acids can play an important role in reducing our chances of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). A good goal would be to try and consume fish twice per week.
The ways that omega-3 fatty acids reduce CVD risk are still being studied. However, research has shown that they decrease risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death, decrease triglyceride levels, decrease the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lower blood pressure (slightly).
The aforementioned reasons above should motivate you to increase your fish intake. I also recommend eating tofu and other forms of soybeans, along with canola, walnut and flaxseed, too. All are very heart healthy!!!
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