Including fish in our diets as a goodsource of Omega 3 is no revelation. Doctors, dieticians and therapists havebeen promoting this for years. Fish high in DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acidsinclude sardines, anchovies, herring, mackerel, salmon (wild has more omega-3sthan farmed), sturgeon, lake trout, and tuna. Many experts recommend eatingthese fish two to three times a week and of course fresh fish contains far moreOmega 3’s than frozen.
However the world is becoming more and moreconcerned about over fishing and the destructive methods these industries useto catch fish.
Supplementing with fish oil and otherforms of protein is a good alternative. Kiron Health’s fish oil capsules aremade from sardine oil which has become one of the more popular fish oils inmany products you can find on the South African market as it contains very highOmega 3. Finding unfarmed salmon oil is expensive and harder to find. Sardinesare one of the most sustainable fish on the market because of a very important fact;they eat lower on the food chain than the more popular fish like tuna,yellowtail and hake. Sardines are also amongst the lowest in mercury.
Mounting scientific evidence is showingthat Omega 3’s are beneficial in reducing depression, cancer, ADHD, Alzheimer’sdisease and dementia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, asthma,reduces blood fat [triglycerides], reduces abnormal heart rhythms and theincidence of stroke boosts the health of pregnant woman and their babies.