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Omega-3's Please!

Fish oil is full of anti-inflammatory and artery-clearing omega-3 fatty acids that help protect your heart. Additionally, these fatty acids may also help fuel your metabolism. In a study, people whose diet included daily fish oil and exercised three days a week for 12 weeks lost a significant amount of weight and body fat. Which fish are highest in omega-3's yet lowest in mercury? 
 
Good-for-You Fish:
 
1. Salmon
2. Herring 
3. Sardines
4. Trout (freshwater)
5. Pollock
 
Doctors have long recognized that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, appear to reduce your risk of heart disease. Nevertheless, some people are concerned about mercury or other contaminants in fish that might outweigh its heart-healthy benefits. However, when it comes to a healthier heart, the benefits of eating fish usually outweigh the possible risks of exposure to contaminants. 
 
Other sources of omega-3's include canola oil, broccoli, cantaloupe, kidney beans, spinach, grape leaves, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, and walnuts. About an ounce - or one handful - of walnuts has about 2.5 grams of omega-3's, which is equal to about 3.5 ounces of salmon.
 
It's good for your joints, skin, vision, brain, heart, helps lower bad cholesterol levels and even boosts fertility. It's an anti-ager and an anti-inflammatory and it's found naturally in a variety of delicious foods. It's omega-3 - and it's time you got to know the daily dose that's good for just about every single part of your body.

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