The “O-fish-oil” word is out: eating fish keeps your heart healthy!


The “O-fish-oil” word is out: eating fish keeps your heart healthy!

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently recommended that all adults eat at least two servings of fish every week in order to receive a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

The AHA first recommended consuming fish twice a week in 2000, but recent research underscores the health benefits of eating fish at least that often. In fact, the report suggested that dietary sources alone may not provide sufficient omega-3 oils for those who have certain heart conditions or high triglyceride levels. For those, it was suggested that they utilize supplements to meet their needs.

Not just any fish are recommended, however. The AHA recommends fish that is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These two fatty acids are found abundantly only in fish, and not in plants. Plus, fish from colder climates are the richest source of EPA and DHA available.

GNLD has touted the health-protective benefits of fish oil for decades, and continues to be an industry leader in omega-3 supplementation. GNLD offers two omega-3 supplements to choose from: Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate. Both supply the amounts of DHA and EPA in an optimal serving of salmon steak or omega-3-rich fish. Both products are sourced from fish harvested in the cold, pristine waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean.

Reference: Circulation, Journal of the American Heart Association, November 19, 2002. pp. 2747-2757.