The value of fish and fish oil in preventing heart disease has recently been confirmed in a large US study. The findings support the advice from the Heart Foundation that all Australian adults consume about 500 mg of omega-3 (marine source) every day (1,000 mg if you have heart disease already).
You can get your recommended intake by eating two to three 150 grams serves of oily fish every week and/or by supplementing your intake with fish oil supplements (capsules or oil) and omega-3 enriched foods and drinks.
Source: Health Update, 11 September 2009
- Please note this information was correct at time of publication.
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