Don’t miss the fish!
Keep on track with your heart health by adding fish to your diet. Fish is an excellent source of protein and is naturally high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Increasing your intake of omega 3-fatty acids has been shown to have multiple benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- Decreasing the risk of arrhythmias
- Lowering triglyceride levels
- Reducing blood pressure
- Slowing the growth of arterial plaque
Adding two 3.5 ounce servings of fish a week will provide your heart with multiple benefits. It is recommended that pregnant women and children be cautious about eating fish high in mercury but the benefits for middle-aged or older men and women are strong.
For those who don’t appreciate the taste of fish, adding a supplement can be an alternative option. Be aware that you shouldn’t consume more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids in capsule form without prior physician approval. Even then, it’s still better to get your omega-3 fatty acids from a healthy food source.
Find a physician near you to help you take charge of your heart health.