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Fish Oil Favorite
by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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I am often asked about fish oils and my personal favorite is the Ultimate Omega from Nordic Naturals. You can even get it for about a 15% discount if purchased through Aim to eat fish at least twice weekly in your diet and consult with your physician prior to taking fish oils.

The American Heart Association’s 2006 Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations:
-Patients without documented CHD eat a variety of fish, preferably oily, at least twice a week
-Patients with documented CHD are advised to consume 1 gram of EPA plus DHA per day, preferably from oily fish. EPA plus DHA supplements could be considered in consultation with their physician
-Individuals with hypertriglyceridemia, under a physician’s care, can consume 2-4 g of EPA plus DHA per day.

Be aware that at the 3-4 gm level of fish oil it can have potential blood thinning effects so make sure you discuss with your physician.

There is also some interesting research related to the anti-inflammatory benefits of fish oils and some for children with ADHD.

What do you think?

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