Omega 3 And The American Heart Association
No lesser authority than the American Heart Association recommends the intake of Omega 3 oils.
There is sometimes the perception that taking dietary supplements is a little like witchcraft. Untested and no one really knows what is going to happen if you do.
And there is also the perception that taking dietary supplements is somehow “alternative”. That real people who listen to their doctor wouldn’t consider taking dietary supplements including omega 3 dietary supplements.
So lets consider whether there are down to earth recognized medical authorities that recommend the intake of Omega 3 oils and fats.
The American Heart Association, no less, says that:
Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease.”
And they offer recommendations for the intake of omega 3 fats. Their recommendations are that we eat around 2 servings of fish a week. They also suggest eating other sources of omega 3 acids like tofu, soybeans and various oils like canola.
And they are quite specific about people with CHD (coronary heart disease). They should eat at least 1 gram of EPA and DHA per day, and for those who need to lower their triglycerides it’s suggested that they take from 2 to 4 grams of EPA and DHA as capsules, doctor supervised.
You can’t get any clearer than that. The AHA recommends the intake of omega 3 fats, preferably as food but also as capsules, every day.
Nothing “alternative’ about that.
So if you’ve been wondering if you really ought to avoid all these Omega 3 supplements because, well, they aren’t really mainstream, then listen to the American Heart Association.
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