Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Benefits of Fish Oil
Fish oil is one supplement that I recommend to nearly every client. It becomes especially important when working with a student population who cannot not afford to eat fish regularly.
The American Heart Association recommends the following:
~For people without documented coronary heart disease: (CHD) Eat a variety of (preferably fatty) fish at least twice a week. Include oils and foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid (flaxseed, canola and soybean oils; flaxseed and walnuts).
~Patients with documented CHD Consume about 1 g of EPA+DHA per day, preferably from fatty fish. EPA+DHA in capsule form could be considered in consultation with the physician.
~Patients who need to lower triglycerides 2 to 4 grams of EPA+DHA per day provided as capsules under a physician’s care.
Here are some articles that I have found helpful.
American Heart Association: [Click Here] [Click Here]
What does Fish Oil do? What does it not do? A summary of the research [Click Here]
RealAge.com Tip: [Click Here]
A handy guide for selecting eco-friendly fish: [Click Here]
Sometimes it's hard to keep all the different fats straight. Here is some information to help:
Fats 101 [Click Here]
Detailed Information [Click Here]
If you're pregnant or going to become pregnant soon, read this information:
Mayo Clinic [Click here]
Fats of Life[Click Here]
Posted by Jordann Henkelman at 4:31 PM