The heart professionals reaffirm their old advice of including fatty fish varieties in the diet of the adult diet.
The American Heart Association says, “Specifically, adults should strive for two 3.5-ounce servings of fish each week.” It further adds that the oily fishes make the best source of the omega-3 fatty acids. The oily fishes are inclusive of the salmon, albacore tuna, lake trout, mackerel, and sardines.
Also, the studies suggest that the oily fishes should be debarred from frying. When you consume fried fishes, it raises the risk of the heart failure incidences.
According to Sonya Angelone, “The main omega-3 fatty acids in fish are EPA and DHA.” Sonya Angelone is a registered dietitian and spokesperson from the Academy of the Nutrition and the Dietetics.
The EPA omega-3 fatty acid possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It might help to tackle the problems of arteries narrowing and hardening. Additionally, the omega 3-fatty acids might make the blood less prone to the effects of the blood clotting. Similarly, the higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids can help lower the levels of the triglycerides. Triglyceride is one of the types of blood fat.
However, oily fishes are not only the sole source of the omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts act as the contributors of the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the precursor to the EPA. It later gets converted to the DHA.
The American Heart Association notifies that the adult diet on an average should consist of four ounces of the Salmon fish. It is sufficient to supplement the adults with the required intake of the omega-3 fatty acids. The needed intake of the omega-3 fatty acids is approximately two hundred and fifty milligrams per week.
The latest recommendations of the American Health Association are the same which came forward back in the year 2002.
Eric Rimm said “Scientific studies have further established the beneficial effects of eating seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially when it replaces less healthy foods, such as meats that are high in artery-clogging saturated fat,” in an AHA news release. Eric Rimm is a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.