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Tasteful Tip Tuesday: February 2021

The Power of Omega-3 and Fish Oil

Believe it or not, there is one type of fat experts agree you should get more of in your diet. This special fat, called omega-3, isn’t produced by the body and must be consumed through the food we eat. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t eating enough of it. Most Americans are omega-3 deficient because of the large amount of refined and processed food in our diets.

Fish is nature’s most abundant source of the essential fat omega-3. Fish concentrate this special fat when they eat algae and other marine life. Most experts agree that everyone should consume two or more servings each week of fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, whitefish, tuna, rainbow trout or sardines. If you don’t like fish or you have a higher need for omega-3 fats, use fish oil supplements.

Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Heart

Every year, the United States recognizes February as American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, causing about 655,000 deaths annually. Heart disease is also an extremely expensive disease—costing the United States about $219 billion annually in health care, medications and lost productivity. Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and properly managing health conditions.

In addition to eating healthy and avoiding cigarettes, exercising is an important contributor to cardiovascular health. In order to make exercise an effective tool for cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association suggests that you get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. An easy way to keep track of your exercise is to aim for 30 minutes a day, five times a week.

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