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Fish Oil – Eat Your Heart Out

If you want to stay young at heart, then you have to keep that cardiac instrument in tip-top shape. Depending on how you treat your beat, your nutrition can have an effect on the rhythm of your heart.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the country’s leading cause of death and kills about 610,000 people a year. That’s a lot of broken-hearted folks in America whose tickers could be fixed with some better choices.

According to the Mayo Clinic, one or two servings of fish a week may reduce the risk of death by heart failure. The medical community has found that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, along with other nutrients, have lots of health benefits for the old ticker. Those that are concerned about mercury levels from eating the catch of the day too many times a week should consider supplementing their fish eating with mercury free all natural omega 3 oils with high EPA and DHA dose strength. The benefits far outweigh the risks.

If chicken of the sea isn’t your thing, supplementing is certainly another way to improve your health. To keep from having an achy breaky heart, you can combine a daily dose of fish oil with other good ideas like medical check-ups on the reg, a workout routine, a good stress management plan to help you stay chill, and cutting out the cancer sticks and glut of alcoholic drinks. Diet is also key. Keeping your blood pressure even keel will go a long way to warm the cockles of your heart. This means controlling your intake of trans fats, sodium, and sugar by instead filling up on plenty of fruit, vegetables, fiber, and good fat. Which fats wear the white hat? The British Journal of Nutrition notes that fatty acids like DHA are a knight in shining armor by helping you lower your blood pressure. It’s important to control your blood pressure before it gets to be a serious issue. According to the American Heart Association, 80 million people in the US have been diagnosed with hypertension, which is blood pressure high enough to seriously raise their risk for heart attack or stroke.

Another reason to stock up on oil? The FDA has approved several high strength synthetic  omega-3 oil products to help lower triglycerides, a risk factor for heart disease. The Mayo Clinic suggests keeping these triglycerides low via exercise, limiting your booze intake, and keeping an eye on what you eat. Swapping out bad boy trans fats, for the good kind, omega-3 fatty acids, is a step in the right direction. Not only will you reap all the other benefits omegas bring to the table, but according to Postgraduate Medicine, the DHA and EPA in omega-3s have been proven effective in countering the crud the other fat can cause your body, making it the overachiever of the fat crew.

It is safe to take this daily dose of fish oil amount with any type of diet with no side effects. There are over 30,000 articles that have evaluated the benefits of omega-3s in heart health with a regular regimen. However, more studies are needed to prove how much these omega-3 fats can improve your system even more with a healthy diet. Moreover, a recent study in approximately 8000 patients over the course of a year indicated that a synthetic derivative of EPA at a daily dose of about 4.0 grams /day, reduced major cardiovascular adverse event by over 20%. This study was with a synthetic derivative of EPA and was not natural mixed triglyceride forms of EPA and DHA. Interestingly another study in up to 20,000 patients over a multi-year dosing schedule at a low -dose strength of 1000 mg/day was only marginally effective in a subset of patients. These two studies suggest that dose strength is important for health benefits.  A high dose strength taken daily for years may provide health benefits.

SFH omega-3  liquid oils provide minimally 3.5 grams of the natural triglyceride forms of EPA and DHA fortified with 1000 IU of Vit. D3 /serving.  SFH soft gel omega 3 oils provide minimally 3 grams of EPA and DHA /serving size.

Fish oil isn’t the only game in town when it comes to keeping your heart healthy but it is one way to boost the vigor of your ticker. Adding high-strength omega-3s to a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can go a long way to help you prevent high blood pressure and ward off heart disease.