New Study Highlights Benefits of Omega 3s

Joy Allison, a nutritionist in NJ and creator/owner of the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ, recommends a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower the risk of heart failure.

According to several studies summarized in Clinical Nutrition, an increase in consumption of omega-3s and higher blood levels containing omega-3s are linked to a 15% decrease in risk of heart failure.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to any diet according to nutritionist Joy Allison. Omega-3s are not produced in the body and need to be consumed through diet or supplementation. They help organs function normally and can also reduce inflammation in the body and boost heart health.

Foods rich in omega-3s include fish such as anchovies, bluefish, herring, mackerel, wild salmon, sardines, sturgeon, lake trout, and tuna.  Walnuts, flax and flaxseed oil, canola oil, olive oil, and soybean oil are high in ALA which turns into omega-3 fatty acids inside the body. Free-range animal products such as cage-free eggs also have more of the essential omega-3 than other poultry products.

Allison recommends incorporating omega-3 rich foods into your diet before opting for a fish oil supplement. For more information on how to add omega-3 into your diet, call FOODFIT at 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633).

Joy Allison helps clients lose weight through the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan that combines exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.