The body needs two types of unsaturated fat in particular that the body cannot make itself, and that we must obtain from our diet:
Oily fish is a source of both of these essential fatty acids.
The significant health benefits of Omega 3 are now widely recognised. The earliest evidence of their benefits came from observations of the long life and absence of heart disease noted amongst those with a high-fish diet, such as Danish, Inuit and many Mediterranean people.
Other research relating to Omega 3 relates to benefits in combating heart disease, and many studies have demonstrated that Omega 3 can make a vital dietary contribution at every stage of human life.
Some of the key health benefits thought to be associated with Omega 3 include:
Recommended intake of Omega 3
The NHS recommendation is that everyone should eat 2 portions of seafood per week, one of which should be oily (a portion is about 140g). The recommended intake of EPA/DHA (long-chain omega 3) is 3g per person per week. For more information please follow the link below:
We believe it’s best to get your intake of Omega 3 by eating fresh or frozen seafood, rather than taking supplements. This is because of the wider benefits associated with eating fish and shellfish. It is now generally accepted that Omega 3 fish oils can play an invaluable role in human health and should be consumed at least once a week by everyone.
For more information about the recommended intake of omega 3 please follow the link below: