Have you wondered why fish oil is highly recommended for a healthy diet? This article will help you understand this supplement ...
by Carrie North, a writer specializing in nutrition and health issues
Fish-oil is rich in Omega
3 fatty acids--eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These acids have been
proven to reduce
inflammation in the body.
The fish from which the omega 3 fatty acids are extracted do not actually produce these acids. They acquire and accumulate the omega 3 fatty acids in their body by consuming microalgae that contain these acids.
Herrings and sardines are predatory fish that are also a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. The Herrings and Sardines eat other fish which have accumulated omega 3 fatty acids by eating microalgae.
Mackerel, lake trout, albacore tuna and salmon which are predatory fishes at the top of the food chain are not recommended for consumption in large quantities by the FDA because they accumulate toxins in addition to the omega 3 from their food.
In the context of Omega 3 content, fish-oil is gaining importance. The omega 3 acid extracted from the predatory fish is purified and the toxins removed before the product is marketed. The process of purification is patented in a process called stripping technology.
The amazing fish-oil is extracted from the body of the fish and the liver is not used. The liver is rich in Vitamin A which can be dangerous to the human body in large quantities.
While fish-oil is a wonderful
health supplement, if you are under treatment for any illness we
recommend consulting your physician before adding any supplement
to your diet.
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