Thursday, November 13, 2014

Americans need more omega-3's

While we are eating fewer of the bad fats, however, we have not been eating enough omega-3 fatty acids—known as EPA and DHA—from fatty fish like mackerel or salmon. The numbers following that data have remained constant—which means very low.

Researchers at university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis reports that “The recommendation is 0.25 grams or 250 milligrams of DHA and EPA, two common Omega-3s, per day.” She divulges that between 2007 and 2009 both men and women involved with the study only took in 0.08 grams of DHA and only 0.04 of EPA.

Low omega-3 intake creates a whole host of issues, inflammation being number one on the list.

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