Fish Roe is the Best Source of Omega-3
A new study has found that the best source of Omega-3s comes from roe. Medical News Today reports:
Until now there had been no precise understanding of the nutritional potential of the roe of marine animals, but a team of researchers from the UAL has now shown that this is one of the best natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for ensuring the correct development of a wide variety of metabolic functions in the human body...
The conclusions of the study also show that minimal consumption of lumpsucker, hake or salmon roe satisfies the human body's Omega 3 essential fatty acid requirements, because of its levels of EPA y DHA. A lack of these compounds is associated with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, depression, diabetes, poor development of the nervous and reproductive systems, and inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn's disease.
I've recently begun supplementing my vegetarian diet with fish oils by Nordic Naturals
. I know this seems odd to take a supplement and not just start eat fish, and it was a hard decision, as I want to remain a vegetarian. I have been suffering from an arthritic hip, and my doctor recommended fish oils. I decided I would rather take the supplements than suffer from pain or rely on over-the-counter medications that are not natural.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at January 12, 2010 1:50 AM