30. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (64 non-drug things to lower blood pressure)

Omega-3 fatty are found in some in nuts and fish.  Ideally, a person should have four or five nuts every day, and some omega-3 fatty oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. I’m not a big fan of supplements in general, as they are fairly expensive and rarely as affective as natural food, but I make an exception with omega-3 supplements.  Good natural sources include fish, flaxseed, walnuts, soybean, canola oil, cod liver oil, and almonds.   Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and prevent (maybe even cure) chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.  Does it work on reducing high blood pressure?  Apparently yes, as dozen or more clinical studies have shown it works!

Amongst the omega-3 fatty acids are Alpha-Linolenic Acid (LNA). docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).  You may notice that some supplements contain omega-6 fatty acids and even omega-9 fatty acids.  It turns out that our diets have naturally way more 6,9 omega fatty acids, and that these acids aren’t nearly as beneficial to us, in fact may even be harmful.  So, try to reduce your 6,9 omega acid and increase your omega 3.   Ideally, the diet would be one with ratio of omega 3,6 in more one-to-one.

I got unto omega-3 when doctor wrote advised that it was the thing to do.  So, I take 3 oil omega-3 capsules every day.  Of course it not the number of capsules but the amount of DHA, and EPA that important, look for 1500mg of omega-3  at least per day.


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