Fish Oil Benefits

MalcolmX

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Benefits of Fish Oil
Written by: Monica Duicinea

Fish oil has a lot of extraordinary benefits for your health. Eating omega-3 fish oil or oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna at least two times a week or up to four times a week is greatly beneficial to your health.

Here are some great benefits of fish oil:
  1. Fish oil prevents heart attack - Dr Alexander Leaf and colleagues at Harvard Medical School found that eating oily fish like salmon or tuna at least twice a week could prevent a heart attack.
  2. Fish oil protects against heart disease and stroke - Researchers at Southampton University found that omega 3 fish oil stops the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries, protecting against heart disease and stroke.
  3. Fish oil reduces the risk of death from a sudden heart attack - Chief researcher Dr Roberto Martial, from the Consortia Mario Negroid Sod research institute in Santa Maria Embargo, Italy found that one gram daily dose of omega 3 fish oil was enough to significantly reduce the risk of death from a sudden heart attack by 42%.
  4. Fish oil prevents mothers from giving birth to very small babies - The University of Bristol research team found that a mother-to-be who eats fish during the later stages of pregnancy is less likely to have a very small baby.
  5. Fish oil helps with lupus symptoms - Researchers in Northern Ireland the University of Ulster found that people with the lupus disease who eat tuna, mackerel and similar fish containing omega 3 fish oil reduce their lupus symptoms.
  6. Fish oil helps with prostate cancer - The Paterson Institute researchers found that a diet rich in a fat found in oily fish and some seeds may protect men with prostate cancer from developing a more aggressive form.
  7. Fish oil reduces the growth of breast cancer - Researchers from Indiana University found that when mixing compounds from omega-3 fatty acids with the anaesthetic propofol, together they appeared to reduce the growth of breast cancer cells.
  8. Fish oil reduces inflammation - The researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital found that a diet high in oily fish like salmon and mackerel may help improve inflammatory conditions such as arthritis; the oily fish diet worked best when combined with low aspirin doses.
  9. Fish oil prevents certain symptoms of advanced cancer - Professor Kevin Fearon and colleagues at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary found that oily fish prevents cachexia - the severe wasting and weight loss associated with some types of advanced cancer.
  10. Fish oil protects against asthma - The researchers at Cambridge University found that oily fish could protect against asthma.
  11. Fish oil betters brain and visual development in children - Bristol University researchers found that a mother-to-be who eats oily fish is more likely to have children with better brain and vision developments.
  12. Fish oil helps with chronic fatigue syndrome - Dr Basant Puri and colleagues at Hammersmith Hospital in London found that taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome.
In conclusion, the benefits of fish oil are tremendous for your health. If you want to lead a healthy life, maybe it’s time for you to start eating oily fish containing omega-3 oils now. For a good health, The Food Standards Agency suggests that we eat oily fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel or omega-3 fish oil up to four times weekly.

source: growxxl.com​
 

lovely5225

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I knew fish oils had good benefits but I did'nt know there were so many. It even helps with chronic fatigue syndrome and asthma? I had no idea.. I should go buy some tomorrow!
 

prosu

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Yep it's pretty awesome:) Personally I consume cod liver oil on a daily basis to supplement my omega 3 dose.
 

lovely5225

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I've never heard of cod liver oil. Do you get that at regular vitamin shops like gnc?
 

prosu

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I've never heard of cod liver oil. Do you get that at regular vitamin shops like gnc?
I'n taking Scott's emulsion cod liver oil, looks something like this:

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In Singapore this brand is pretty common, the product stocks in most supermarkets and vitamin shops. If I'm not wrong I've seen other brands of cod liver oil stocking at Singapore GNC stores too. Availability depends on ur local store tho.
 

luXy

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i used to take the scott emulsion when i was young >.< really hated the taste lol. But i guess good stuff usually tastes bad :(
 

carol44

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If you are not one who enjoys taking supplements have a small can of tuna and salmon each week. That will be equivalent to four servings. Always remember that some supplements are more potent and better than others.
 

monsterific

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Thank you for the wonderful information you posted. I have learnt new benefits of fish oils. I have always been aware of the health benefits that fish oil and omega 3 can give, however, I believe taking fish oils will be more effective when we choose high quality fish oil supplement. It is important to make sure that you buy only high-quality fish oil supplement. I know of friends who bulks their bodies up and takes fish oil as it is helpful with regards inflammation and body sore. :D

Besides the stated benefits of fish oils above, I would like to add that fish oils can also help people who have depression. Yes, it can be used as an anti-depressant or to prevent depression.

It can improve our skin too, my mom applies fish oil on her face, it is part of her beauty regimen and the result is gorgeous, she's got fewer lines on her face for her age. I know a lot of middle aged women who uses fish oil for wrinkle reduction. Neat huh?

It is also good for babies, so when you're pregnant taking fish oil will be beneficial for you, as well as after birth, for fish oil will help you reduce the possibility of developing post-partum depression, however, better consult with your physician regarding this first. Just to be sure. :) There's actually a lot more.
 

LLuDawg

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Got a couple of questions. I know my mom used to take these fish oil pills but I never did because I am actually allergic to fish. It causes me to have a tight chest and it is hard to breathe. However I have been having some tuna and small amounts are okay. Salmon is really bad for me though. So my question is will fish oil cause any problems for me? All the advantages of this sound really good. Thanks for any answers!
 

Germs

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I knew fish oils had a few benefits, but i did not think they were this numerous and also serious, thanks for sharing this information, will make sure to actually take these daily, rather than leaving them sitting in my cupboard.
 

altrouge

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I knew it was helpful, but I didn't know that it has so many benefits. I know certain people who take cod liver oil capsules every day, and I'm thinking of doing so myself, but would that be a better one than fish oil? It seems like they both have the same benefits.
 

makano

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fish oil is great but if you are already eating fish regularly, then it is not that needed. fish oil still contain bad cholesterol even if they have more good cholesterol. It is a good supplement if your diet always consist of pork and beef.
 

altrouge

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fish oil is great but if you are already eating fish regularly, then it is not that needed. fish oil still contain bad cholesterol even if they have more good cholesterol. It is a good supplement if your diet always consist of pork and beef.
I guess I'll still take it in then. We don't really eat much fish here, it's always beef and pork. Thank you for the heads up.
 

lexibethr

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It also does great with mood balance, the whole family has been taking it for a few months and it has helped so much with staying calm when dealing with conflict.
 

karmaman

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I've never taken a fish oil supplement because I don't trust the producers of a lot of capsules. I eat sardines and tuna regularly to help my skin and hair grow in a more healthy way.
 

justified

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i also do not trust or feel good about eating capsules. i will try to avoid the capsule form whenever possible. i mean, why not eat the real thing (fish) or at least take the liquid form of the fish oil? feels more natural and organic.
 

Alli

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Fish oil is great- whether derived from fish itself or from supplements.
To address a few concerns- fish oil is fairly low in cholesterol- and there is no "good" or "bad" cholesterol in foods- those are LDL (bad) and HDL(good) in the human body- different foods can RAISE LDL or HDL (or both), but it doesn't work like you eat cholesterol and it automatically is LDL or HDL. Food cholesterol is actually little generic cholesterol particles that get picked up by LDL or HDL in the body. Eating saturated fat actually raises LDL far more than any dietary cholesterol (which gets degraded quite a bit in the stomach and intestines before reaching the blood or organs)- while eating monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat (including omega-3s in fish) lowers LDL and raises HDL.
The reason they are called good and bad is that LDL is the type that carries cholesterol particles to organs and clogs up arteries, while HDL is the type that carries cholesterol particles away from organs and out of the body. So high HDL is good (because it means cholesterol particles are getting transported outward) and high LDL is bad (because it means cholesterol particles are getting cloggy in the system)

Also- allergies are generally caused by the proteins, which purified oils should be free of. If your allergy is severe (like you get an anaphylactic reaction) you might not want to chance it because of the off chance of a tiny bit of stray protein that didn't get caught by the purification process. If your allergy is mild or moderate, there is unlikely to be enough protein in fish oil to cause any problem whatsoever. In actuality, even with a severe allergy, there shouldnt be enough to cause problems, but anaphylaxis is so serious that even a one in a million chance may be too much.

One actual concern from natural fish is mercury- so look up some of the details about the fish you are eating to make sure they are not high in mercury. This is especially important for children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or women who plan to get pregnant in the next few years. Most supplements are purified and screened for mercury, so should be safe.
 

misumaru15

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This is an interesting read. I didn't know about some of these benefits. I am going to add more fish meals to my diet. I love talapia. It's not too expensive. I've even tried some seasoned with spicy Mrs. Dash seasoning. It's tasty and a great way to eat meals seasoned with other than salt by using the Mrs Dash seasoning.
 

Sandy

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Has anyone here tried Krill Oil in place of fish oil? Krill oil claims to be 54% more effective than fish oil and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems by 45%. My husband, parents and I have just started taking Krill oil supplements from NOW about a month ago. My mother, who suffers from arthritis and joint pain and could hardly walk because her right hip was in such pain, says her pain has subsided at least 75% after a few weeks of taking Krill oil. I find that amazing! And I know she is not stretching the truth, because I can see how she is walking better and not slowly like she had before.
 

Kevin smith

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Fish oil supplements are also good for pets, Omegas are anti-inflammatory, so it helps your dog with arthritic problems by reducing inflammation of tissues.