Can a simple thing like this help us stay healthier as we get older?
There is not much point in living a very long life if we don’t feel and function good. So what can you do to improve your odds of staying healthy? A low glycemic index, high nutrient plant based diet and regular exercise would help you do that, but you probably already know that.
According to this research it can be quite easy to improve your odds of staying healthy as you get older by just adding one simple thing (Lai HT, et.al., 2018). The study participants were 2622 adults with an average age of 74.4 years. They were healthy at the start of the study and were followed for 15 years.
The phospholipids of omega 3 fatty acids from both plant sources and seafood were measured in the blood. The results showed that higher levels of long chain omega 3 fatty acids from seafood were associated with an 18% lower risk of unhealthy ageing. The researchers wrote that the findings support guidelines for increased dietary consumption of omega 3 fatty acids.
You can eat fish a couple of times a week, but fish is getting more and more polluted. You can, however, decrease your exposure to these pollutants and instead use high quality fish oil capsules which has been verified to contain lower levels of pollutants.
You can raise your blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids by taking capsules as long as it is a product that has high enough levels of these fatty acids, it’s not more difficult than that.
Lai HT, de Oliveira Otto MC, Lemaitre RN, McKnight B, Song X, King IB, Chaves PH, Odden MC, Newman AB, Siscovick DS, Mozaffarian D. Serial circulating omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing among older adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2018 Oct 17;363:k4067.
Better Fish Oil
The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 fatty acids are well known. Most people that eat a western diet can benefit from increasing the intake of Omega 3 fatty acid. Most fish oils on the market are ethyl esters because that’s cheaper to produce.
The Better Fish Oil comes in the form of triglycerides which offers better stability to the fatty acids and prevents breakdown and oxidation.
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