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A-Must Supplement For Fitness & Health? That’s Fish Oil

When the words oils and fats are mentioned, a lot health-conscious individuals just go panic and tend to run for cover. What they actually fail to realize is that there are good fats and bad fats. Did you know that complete avoidance of intake of some oils and fats would actually be detrimental – rather than beneficial – to your health?

Kirkland Fish Oil bottle and 2 fish oil softgel capsules
Are you taking enough fish oil from food? Or are you taking supplement?

So What’s With Fish Oil?

You might have heard this, but just in case, essential fatty acids must always be part of our daily diet – without them, we take one step closer to our deaths… okay I’m a bit exaggerating. But in a way, it really does take you right there.

Essential fatty acids are divided into two families: Omega-6 and Omega-3.

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3

Physicians and scientists are of the same opinion that the cause behind increasing cases of heart disease, hypertension or high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, premature aging and certain kinds of cancer is none other than an imbalanced intake of omega-3 and omega-6.

Omega-6 can be found in vegetable oils. Examples are corn oil and soy oil, which also contains high amounts of linoleic acid.

Omega-3 EFAs on the other hand can be found in marine plankton (familiar with the old brand back in grade school… Squalene?) and walnut and flaxseed oils.

Get ready for a little nosebleed from here on…

Fatty fish and fish oils contain Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), fatty acids that have been observed to provide many benefits to the human body. The two essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA, are both helpful in preventing atherosclerosis, heart attacks, depression and various forms of cancer. Fish oil-supplemented food have also proven to be useful in treating illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis and even diabetes, a common illness us Filipinos usually have.

This is what I always take daily: Kirkland 1000mg Fish Oil softgel capsules.

Any Other Fish Oil Benefits?

There are a lot more illnesses and situations in which intake of fish oil has proven to be significantly beneficial:

Making the Heart Healthier

The heart is inarguably one of the most important parts of our body and having an unhealthy heart means having to suffer a rather limited lifespan. Naturally, it’s in our best interests to keep our hearts happy and healthy and one way of doing that is eating food that contains fish oil, or taking fish oil supplements.

Fish to Become Thin

Surprising eh? A study had revealed that fish consumption can be used against hypertension and obesity. A weight-loss diet which includes a regular amount of fish consumption can be quite effective in reducing blood pressure and improving glucose tolerance!

Fish Oil to Combat Asthma

People suffering from respiratory problems like asthma tend to be perceived as unfit and unhealthy. You should now be pleased to learn that certain studies have revealed the benefits of fish oil for asthma-burdened-individuals.

2 softgels is my daily regimen. Ask your doctor for your own recommended dose.

So Find Your Dose

Just like fatty food, alcohol, or sinful sweets, nothing is good when consumed or used excessively but complete avoidance of a particular food type is equally harmful as well. Personally I’m taking 2 1000mg Kirkland Fish Oil daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. If you really want to make sure, go ahead ask your nutritionist for the right amount of fish intake for your age and health status.

More personal supplements to share with you soon!

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