Fish Oil: The Omega 3 Advantage

Fish Oil: The Omega 3 Advantage

In the recent years a number of scientific studies have confirmed that consumption of fish and fish oils can reduce the likelihood of a heart attack. Fish oils are the fats extracted from fish and shell fish, particularly fatty cold water fish like salmon, mackard and herring. among the wide variety of fatty acids present in fish oil are omega -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the tendency of formation of blood clots, lower LDL and Increase HDL. These fatty acids reduce the chances of narrowing of blood vessels and protect the heart from atherosclerosis. They also reduce the production on triglycerides in the liver and regulate blood pressure.

Omega-3 fatty acids are also available from foods such as flax seed, conola oil, green leafy vegetables, soybeans and nuts. these foods contains polyunsaturated fat that the body can convert to Omega-3 fatty acid.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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