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You’ve probably (hopefully) heard about the benefits of Omega 3’s for the past several years. Many studies have shown Omega 3 is beneficial to cardiovascular and brain health, and also helps in preventing cancer, improving the immune system, reducing the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis and many other benefits (1).
Salmon, cod, sea bass, tuna, trout, oysters, mackerel, and sardines are all high in Omega 3’s (2). If you’re worried about past reports on mercury in fish – yes there are some fish that especially children should avoid (such as marlin, shark and swordfish), many reports including the Washington Post have since reported the health benefits far outweigh any risk (3).
Salmon is so easy to prepare and delicious! Try these easy tips:
Not a big fish fan? Walnuts and flax seeds also offer high Omega 3’s.
(2) http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/oehas/fish/fishchart.htm – you’ll find here a list of fish high in Omega 3’s, as well as an “Avoid” list of fish high in mercury.