You’ve probably heard all the benefits to taking a daily supplement of fish oil. However if you’ve been steered away from fish oil because of the gross fish burps, we have some awesome alternatives that will have you going from “Bleh” to “Mmmm!”
Looking for a yummy fish oil supplement that won’t give you the fish burps? We are currently obsessed with Barlean’s Omega Swirl Fish Oil, with not only the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids, but also the taste and texture of a fruit smoothie! Try it plain or add it in a recipe and we are sure you will reap the benefits.
According to the American Heart Association, the recommended dose of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids that fish oil carry is 400mg daily. This is about the same as eating 2 servings of fish per week. Not too bad right? You can choose between salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and tuna to name a few. Need help deciding what fish is right for you? Check out the Seafood Decision Guide that helps you choose a fish based on omega 3 content and mercury level.
However if you’re nervous about the amount of mercury in fish, there are many other sources that reap the same benefits, like flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, pecans and pine nuts.
Omega 3’s fatty acids have been shown to have many healthy benefits, including protecting the heart and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. A recent study from Harvard School of Public Health shows that older adults who had high levels of the fatty acids from omega 3’s in their blood stream lived on average 2.2 years longer. Not only that, but taking a daily dose of omega 3 fatty acids can help slow the body’s aging process by lowering inflammation. This decrease in inflammation can also be linked to the decrease of major diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.