Another study finds eating fish is healthy? Well, no kidding. Tell me something I don’t know, right?
It’s obvious at this point that eating fish has health benefits. So we really don’t need more research “revealing” that it’s good for us.
Instead, we could use a study that pinpoints EXACTLY how much we need to maximize its incredible benefits. And I’m happy to report that’s just what I’ve got for you today.
New research finally puts a specific number on how much fish you need to eat to get the most out of the blood-pumping, heart-protecting benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids locked inside.
And it’s not one of those wacky studies that find you have to eat something by the truckload before it does anything useful. In fact, the best news of all is you might already be eating enough.
And if not, you’ll now know exactly how much more you need to eat to claim the MOST health benefits from your favorite fish.
How much FISH you really need
The magic number is TWO. That’s it. Eating omega-3-rich fatty fish just twice a week is enough to rack up the maximum protection you can get against cardiovascular disease.
And here’s the most important part. A lot of studies like this focus solely on people who are already pretty healthy.
Maybe not in perfect health. After all, who is? But the subjects are typically healthy enough that they aren’t very worried about heart disease in the first place.
This new study found those folks too. But then it pushed them to the side. (“Congratulations, but this isn’t really about you, pal.”) Instead, the new research focused on the rest of us.
It looked at folks who could truly use a boost in heart protection. In fact, it zeroed in specifically on HIGH-RISK people, including those who’ve already had a stroke.
In other words, it was the kind of real-world research we can ACTUALLY use.
Omega-3s could slash heart attack and stroke risk
If you’re in that high-risk category yourself, eating fatty fish twice a week could cut your risk of major cardiovascular events… such as heart attack and stroke… by up to a fifth.
On the flip side, the study found no benefits for the healthy folks who weren’t already facing heart risks. Which, if you ask me, simply makes sense. After all, if you aren’t at risk, there’s nothing to reduce, and naturally, you’re not going to get much heart benefit.
But that’s no reason to push the fish off your dish.
There are other benefits the new study didn’t touch on that EVERYONE can enjoy. And those include better vision, lower inflammation, and more.
The same omega-3 fatty acids responsible for that heart benefit can also get to work inside the brain, helping to prevent mood and memory problems. Plus, that twice a week habit could help slash diabetes risk too. Click here for the scoop.
If you aren’t a fish fan… or don’t reliably eat it at least twice a week… consider taking a supplement. Most studies recommend about 900-1,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day to maximize the benefits.
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