Fish-derived Omega-3 fats have been linked to good digestion, heart health, joint health, eye health, immune health and more, but it turns out Americans may not be getting enough of these healthy fats.
Results of a study published in Nutrition Journal show a significant number of U.S. adults (age 19 and over) are falling short of the daily recommendations for Omega-3 consumption, and that consuming more Omega-3 from food sources as well as fish oil supplements may support heart health and promote overall wellness.*
Using data compiled from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), researchers analyzed how much fish U.S. adults were consuming and whether they were significant sources of fish-derived Omega-3. They found that although older adults and males typically consume more Omega-3 than younger adults and females, most are not meeting the daily recommendations for Omega-3 fatty acid intake.
Because there is extensive evidence that fish-derived Omega-3 EPA and DHA are good for the heart, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to support a healthy heart.