Fish Oil

  • Fish oil is derived from oily fish
  • Fish tends to contain more long chain polyunsaturated fats than most land animals
  • The key ingredient in fish oil are omega-3 fatty acids
  • They are thought to reduce inflammation in the body amongst other benefits
  • One of the key marketed benefits are the reduction of inflammation in arthritis and positive effects on the heart
  • It is recommended by nutritionists to include more fish in the diet before taking supplements
  • A large variety of fish can be included in the diet such as
    • sardines
    • salmon
    • tuna
    • whiting
    • barramundi
    • trevally
    • flake
  • Fish oil supplements are available from pharmacies and health food shops.  
  • There are mulitple brands available

 

29 May, 2011