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What Are the Many Fish Oil Health Benefits?

by Jack Kenefick on May 9, 2010

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Supplementing your diet with fish oil provides you with many health benefits. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil improves the health of your heart, increases your energy, decreases inflammation, and also helps to prevent disease.

Fish Oil and Your Heart

Fish oil benefits your heart by lowering the level of triglycerides and reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil also slows the build up of plaque in your arteries and reduces the risk of abnormal heart rhythms.

Fish Oil and Exercise
Increase stress on your body due to exercise also increases your risk of inflammation. Consuming fish oil on a regular basis helps your body to produce anti-inflammatory agents. It also decreases the breakdown of muscle tissue, increases your strength, and provides an excellent energy source.

Fish Oil and Prevention

Taking a fish oil supplement has show to decrease your risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, diabetes, and heart disease. It also helps prevent the growth of unwanted cells as well as many types of cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids also help you to avoid developing depression and ADHD or hyperactivity.

Finding the Right Fish Oil

You want the best from your fish oil product. Find a fish oil that lists the specific species of fish used such as salmon. Also look for products that list the amount of DHA and EPA, and is guaranteed 100% pure. You want oil that is pressed from the flesh and not other organs, and that is not molecularly distilled.

The use of any advice on this website is at your own risk. Please consult us, or any other professional, licensed personal trainer or your health care professional, like your doctor, first to see if the advice is applicable to your specific situation.

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