Omega-3 Health Benefits
Health Benefits from Eating Sardines and Herring
A significant amount of research has been undertaken on Omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the 1970s it was discovered that the Inuit in Greenland had very low levels of heart disease. This was linked to their diet, which, although high in fat, was also heavily loaded with heart healthy Omega-3 DHA and EPA essential fatty acids from fish.
Clinical research indicates that DHA and EPA Omega-3 essential fatty acids:
- help to reduce the incidence of heart disease.
- help to reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- help to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by decreasing the chance of blood clot formation. Medical research indicates that the fatty acids of Omega-3 may thin blood platelets, thereby making them less likely to form clots.
- in some cases, help to ease the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, hypertension and psoriasis.
- help to reduce the effects of dyslexia.
- help to stop arrhythmia.
- help to reduce the risk of stroke in women.
- may play a role in reducing the risk of diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, attention deficit disorder, angina and inflammatory bowel disease.
- play a key role during pregnancy and nursing. DHA aids in development of the cerebral cortex and the retina of the unborn child.
Research into the role of omega-3 essential fatty acids in human health continues. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish per week. Eating BRUNSWICK® Sardines is a smart choice when you consider all the nutritional benefits.
Eating two cans of BRUNSWICK® Sardines a week provides between 2 and 3 grams of the Omega-3 you need to promote good health.