It’s a simple action that takes less than a second. And yet new research shows it not only could change your life. It could SAVE it.
Scientists have honed in on a nutrient that could be the key difference between who dies early of heart disease… and who doesn’t. And the great news is that it’s entirely within your control.
It’s our old friend omega-3 again.
But this study is different than many of the others I’ve shared with you. Because it doesn’t just show some general it’s-good-for-you benefit.
It gets very specific. In fact, it reveals exactly how much fish oil you need each day to ensure you get the maximum protection from today’s top killer.
The early death risk factor YOU can change
You may not smoke. But you could still have many of the same risks as a smoker without even realizing it.
The new research reveals how low levels of omega-3 fatty acids — as measured by the omega-3 index (more on that in a moment) — could shorten your life by about four years.
Let me repeat that: FOUR YEARS!
Think about what you could do with four extra years on this Earth. Imagine the birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and births you will be here to celebrate. Picture all the joyous, beautiful, and quiet moments you’ll be here to experience in those 1,460 (or MORE) extra days.
Now, think about those four years being cruelly snatched from you… and those you love… by disease, instead.
That’s what’s at stake here. And that’s pretty much how many years you could expect to lose from smoking, too. But you can get that time back – and the new study shows how.
It’s in something called the omega-3 index. It isn’t a measure of how many omega-3s are in your food or your supplements. Instead, it specifically measures how much is inside YOU right now.
If that number is above an 8, you’re sitting pretty.
But if it’s below a 4… which is a VERY common number here in the United States, where the average hovers at about a 5… you’re in the danger zone.
Over 7 years, seniors who scored an 8 were 33 percent less likely to die than those who fell below that 4.
3 ways to add YEARS to your life with omega-3
You can get your own omega-3 index checked next time you have blood work done. Or you can order a test online for about $40. The manufacturer simply mails you a kit, and you’ll have to prick your own finger and send in a small amount of blood for analysis.
But there’s also another way to put yourself in the zone, no blood needed. Research published in 2019 revealed three simple ways to bring your omega-3 index to an 8 or higher… dealer’s choice.
- Eat 4-5 servings of fatty fish such as salmon per week.
- Eat 3 servings of fatty fish a week, and take 500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids a day.
- Or, if you eat little to no fatty fish, or don’t eat seafood at all, take a 900 mg supplement of EPA and DHA combined daily.
There is a little bit of a catch when it comes to omega-3 supplements. The number on the front of the bottle doesn’t always tell you what you need to know.
For example, it might say “900 mg fish oil,” but have only half of that amount as the all-important EPA and DHA that you’re looking for. So be sure to read the label carefully to ensure you get what you need.
Latest posts by Alice Jacob (see all)
- The DONUT SHOP secret to a STRONGER heart - July 29, 2021
- Cancer cells annihilated by THIS common nutrient - July 28, 2021
- New study reveals the truth about artificial meats - July 28, 2021