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!

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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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