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The facts about fish oil

In keeping with our discussions on the health benefits of different types of fat over the next few weeks, I felt compelled to share this phenomenal post about the benefits of fish oil supplements! It’s a terrific article that breaks down exactly why fish oil is healthy, including Omega-3 fats and it’s components EPA and DHA. Have a look!


You may have heard of people who take fish oil supplements… but do you know why they take them? Fish oil supplements are gaining in popularity as people become more aware of the health benefits that they may offer us.

Fish oil is obtained from fatty fish (you may also have heard of them referred to as oily fish), such as trout, tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring. These oily fish contain about 30% oil, though the number may vary. If you want white fish, they only contain high concentrations of oil in the liver and may have much less oil overall.

Fish oils contain a lot of healthy components, but two are typically regarded above the rest – EPA and DHA.

EPA (or Eicosapentaenoic acid) is an Omega-3 fatty acid that is found in fatty fish. This is what people are typically referring to when they refer to the…

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About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

1 Comment on The facts about fish oil

  1. So good for you – I take a supplement every day. Just need to be aware that it is of good quality. A lot of the fish oil supplements readily available, and ‘cheap’ – are rancid and so toxic !


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