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What’s all the fuss about Omega 3 fish oils?

Updated: Jul 16


About Omega 3 Fish oils


Question: What’s all the fuss about Omega 3 fish oils? What do they do for my body?


Answer: Omega 3 fish oils are a substance that can be found in the bodies of fish. However, we must be cautious when eating fresh fish. The mercury levels that are prevalent in almost all fresh fish these days can be very detrimental to your health. However, companies have manufactured fish oil that is mercury free by processing the oils that naturally occur in the fish. Omega 3 is a type of fat that is essential for human health. Omega 3 contains two fatty acids that benefit the human body greatly, which are known as DHA and EPA.


These fatty acids have been linked to helping prevent heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. DHA is also required by the human brain. Low levels of DHA in the brain have been linked to depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and an increased chance of being stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, the regular and repeated consumption of Omega 3 fish oils can greatly help affect the quality of your life for the better.


The American Heart Association recommends the use of fish oils to help your hearts performance as long as you keep your dosage under 3 grams per day, suggesting an amount roughly between 0.5 to 1.8 grams per day. Clinical trials conducted have shown that Omega 3 fish oils can reduce cardiovascular events including heart attacks, strokes, and even death.


Also, research has shown that fish oils can help decrease the risk of arrhythmias, decrease triglyceride levels, decrease the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, and even slightly lower blood pressure! With all these facts, there is no doubt that the regular and responsible use of Omega 3 fish oils from supplements can be of great benefit to your health.


Recipe Corner


Salmon over Couscous


Ingredients:


Olive oil 4 (4-ounce) pieces of wild salmon

Lime Butter (optional) House Seasoning,

recipe follows Couscous (recipe follows)


Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Add a drizzle of olive oil to glass pan and place the salmon in the pan.

3. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the top of the salmon and sprinkle with the House Seasoning.

4. Top with pats of butter or a drizzle of olive oil.

5. Wrap in the foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve on a bed of couscous.


House Seasoning Ingredients:

1/2 cup sea salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder


Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store in a jar.


Couscous Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups water or chicken stock

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons butter

10 oz. couscous (sub brown rice or wild rice for gluten free; sub cauliflower rice for grain free)

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional, omit for dairy free)

1/2 cup green onions

Directions:

1. Combine water or chicken stock, salt and butter in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.

2. Stir in couscous or substitute and cook according to package instructions.

3. Add diced tomatoes, crumbled feta, and green onions.

4. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

5. Uncover, fluff with a fork, and serve hot or cold.



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