I’m trying to include Omega 3 in my diet. Are fish safe to eat? Do all fish include Omega 3? Or is it safer to try omega-3 supplements?

Ask DNACategory: Heart HealthI’m trying to include Omega 3 in my diet. Are fish safe to eat? Do all fish include Omega 3? Or is it safer to try omega-3 supplements?
Anonymous asked 2 years ago
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Ranjan Sinha Staff answered 2 years ago

Great Set of questions.. shared my observations and scientific nutrition evidence in a blog
http://desinutritionauthority.com/2015/07/how-omega-3-in-our-diet-is-helping-south-asians-and-indians-combat-significant-health-risks/
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  1. Make sure you are consuming adequate animal based Omega-3 in your diet as they are essential Fatty acids and your body cannot produce them, but needs them.
  2. Indian  and South Asians should consume at least 30 – 40 g per week of Omega-3 for primary disease prevention.
  3. If you have a proven cardiac or lipid disorder, you should consume 70g per week and focus on low contamination fatty fishes with good Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio like wild salmon and mackerel.
  4. Fishes are the Best source of Omega-3.
  5. Plant Omega-3 are good source of energy and small amounts convert into the helpful Omega-3 and provide necessary nutrients.
  6. Egg yolk is a good source of animal Omega-3.
  7. Understand where your fish in coming from, but do not let the fear of contamination distract you from the good health and disease prevention value of clean fish.
  8. The health benefits of omega-3 dietary supplements are unclear.