Omega 3

Omega 3 is a type of polyunsaturated fat that is protective against heart disease and stroke, as well as offering a range of additional health benefits including lowering blood pressure, improving blood cholesterol profile, reducing blood clotting, promoting healthy tissue in the brain and eyes, boosting the immune system, helping to improve inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and eczema.

Omega 3s are found in a variety of marine, plant and animal foods, but the richest sources are oily fish, such as such as salmon, trevalla, mackerel, gem fish, fathead, trout, herring and sardines.

Aim to eat 2-3 serves of oily fish per week, choosing fresh, frozen or canned fish, and avoiding deep-fried and battered fish.

Need a little help adding fish to your diet – the Heart foundation has plenty of delicious fish recipes to get you inspired:
http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/Recipes-fish.pdf 

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