It’s important to know what the best omega 3 high foods are, and why omega-3 fatty acids are so good for you, but it’s most important to know how to regularly and conveniently get these key omega-3 fatty acids in our bodies!  We have your answers and solution here.

The Top 5 Omega-3 High Foods

These break down into three categories: seeds and nuts, fish servings, and certain vegetables.  Chia seeds, walnuts and flax seeds can provide between 2,500-5,000mg of omega-3s for you, while certain fish including mackerel, anchovies, sardines, pollock and salmon can range between 300 – 4,100mg per serving.  And finally, in the vegetable category, soy beans, kidney beans, edamame, seaweed and Brussel sprouts.  These range from 200 – 2,500mg in their content of omega-3 fatty acids per serving.  So now that you know the categories, the top five on this list include: chia seeds, mackerel, salmon, cod liver oil and walnuts.  Healthline has a detailed listing of them and their additional nutritional information here.

Health Benefits of High Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Us

Hundreds of clinical studies have been performed on the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids to our bodies.  The primary benefits are of course in the cholesterol-reducing and cardiac function improving areas of our health.  And with nearly 25% of the deaths in America being from heart disease, and almost half Americans having high blood pressure – it is understandable that we should closely at how to reduce this risk in our lives,. Particularly when we are younger and in our 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.*

So, a recent clinical review was performed on 28 studies that evaluated over a million patients tested with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (with active ingredients DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).  Their conclusion after this enormous review was that ”Omega-3 fatty acids  (including EPA and DHA) exert myriad health benefits on cardiovascular disease including: atrial fibrillation, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, inflammation, and sudden cardiac death….”.*  Additionally, they found that arrhythmia rates and heart rates decrease linearly as Omega-3 PUFAs (EPA and DHA) intake increased, death rates were reduced for patients from coronary heart disease and higher intake of the active ingredients in omega-3s of DHA and EPA lowered the risk of fatal ischemic heart disease in older adults aged ≥65 years of age.*

But I Hate Brussel Sprouts! What Do I Do?

If you are like me, most of those items on the high omega-3 foods are not in my regular diet.  In fact, I don’t even like Brussel sprouts or kidney beans much, or burping up fish oils and fish oil pills!  But how else can you conveniently get these critical omega-3 rich fatty acids in your body on a regular basis?

We specially formulated high levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) in our supplements, that come from fresh, wild-caught Alaskan pollock which is high in omega 3 fatty acids but has a lighter and “less fishy taste” than heavy sardine, or cod-liver fish oils.  In addition, we combine it with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as olive polyphenols which also have been shown to reduce cholesterol and improve cardiac function.*  The convenience of a soft gel capsule or supplement daily can support your efforts to regularly intake these healthy fatty acids.  These natural supplements are called OliPura® Heart, and OliPura® Advanced.  And you can review each of them at our olive oil-based softgel supplements page here.

We use a formulation strategy of “Targeted Nutrition” for our supplements.  For our OliPura® Heart products, we use 100% pure Alaskan fish oil, very high in DHA (235mg per day) and EPA (710mg per day) the two active, natural ingredients in omega-3 fish oils. A weekly dose of OliPura® Heart provides 7000mg of EPA and DHA, the equivalent of over 4 fish meals per week!  We combine it with high quality olive polyphenols in our proprietary blend of TrePhenol® for stability and increased bioavailability of the omega 3 fatty acids.  And for OliPura® Advanced, we combine the best ingredients of our OliPura® Heart and OliPura® Joint by using high levels of TrePhenol® (37.5mg), the same pure Alaskan fish oils, and turmeric curcumin for the joints and heart.

References

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and their Health Benefits”  Read the summary on PubMed here.

Hydroxytyrosol and potential uses in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and AIDS

Effect of polyphenols in olive oil on heart disease risk factors: a randomized trial

* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.