The powers-that-be are always reluctant to recommend fish oil due to its ability to thin the blood. So, they often distance themselves from any findings that support its unique benefits on health.
(Yet, they continuously prescribe aspirin, warfarin, Eliquis, and the like—all serious blood thinners with significant adverse effects reported.)
However, to my delight, a recent meta-analysis showcased a BONUS benefit of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA…
The ‘hearty’ dose you need
They have the ability to SLASH blood pressure (BP).
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in wild-caught fish and seafood—as well as high-quality fish oil supplements.
And I’ve been reporting on their health benefits for decades.
Now, research reveals just 3 grams can help support a healthy BP.
In fact, this moderate amount reduced both systolic BP (the top number) and diastolic BP (the bottom number).
The meta-analysis was based on 71 randomized, controlled trials that included nearly 5,000 participants. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers found that systolic BP fell by 2.61 mmHg and diastolic BP by 1.69 mmHg after a daily intake of 3 grams of EPA and DHA. (This may not seem like a lot. But remember, when it comes to BP, a little goes a long way.)
Even better? Those suffering from hypertension—high blood pressure—experienced benefits, too: 3 grams lowered systolic BP by 4.5 mmHg and diastolic BP by 2 mmHg, on average.
Take advantage of these benefits
While I’m not entirely sure how many omega-3s remain in fish after it has been cooked, I still recommend adding seafood, especially wild-caught fish, to your weekly menu as often as possible. (It’s easier to figure out the omega-3 content of sushi or sashimi.)
Opt for oily, dark, lean fishes like salmon, tuna steak, mackerel, herring, and sardines, as these contain the highest levels of EPA and DHA.
I also suggest supplementing with fish oil. However, do NOT be fooled by a supplement bottle that simply displays “omega-3s.”
You MUST read the supplement facts panel to ensure you’re actually getting 3 grams of EPA/DHA with their recommended daily dose. (Always check the serving size to ensure you take the proper number of capsules, too.)
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Until next time,
“Consuming about 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids a day may lower blood pressure.” American Heart Association News, 06/01/2022. (heart.org/en/news/2022/06/01/consuming-about-3-grams-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-a-day-may-lower-blood-pressure)