ARTICLE: FISH OIL

Though it may sound unappetizing, fish oil is one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market. Derived from the tissues of oily fish—like salmon, herring, and trout—fish oil is hailed for its omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s appear to prevent the formation of blood clots and protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease. They are also believed to reduce the risk of cancer and coronary heart disease. Curiously, fish do not actually produce omega-3s. Where do these beneficial acids come from? More… Discuss
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4 responses to “ARTICLE: FISH OIL

  1. I must share with you a brief story about this as it made me smile. As a child, one of my mothers potions for illness was to mix this ingredient with molasses and snippets of hair from ones own head, and then eat it! I believe we were cured out of fear, not the medicinal value. I laugh when I think about it.

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