Close To Your Heart   

Close To Your Heart

Q: I am 35 years old and apart from a busy work schedule, lead a pretty normal life. I neither smoke nor drink alcohol. As midday approaches, I seem to be short of breath climbing the two flights of stairs to my office. Is it normal to tire so soon after the morning?

A: You have to ask yourself a few pertinent questions. Are you eating right? Do you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and low-fat foods as opposed to rich, fatty foods? Do you exercise often enough? Are you under stress? It may mean you need to change your diet to include more heart-friendly foods, get more physical or take a well-deserved vacation.

Most importantly, this may call for a thorough examination of your heart. It could be a case of high cholesterol acting up. Ignoring it can be unexpectedly fatal.

Q: I am a little confused. Omega 3 is found in fish. Isn't eating fish enough? Why do we need a supplement?

A: Omega 3 is a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from alpha-linolenic acid and including

eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are found only in oily fish as cod, salmon/tuna, herring/mackerel and sardine. Most of us do not consume oily fish often enough. Unless you do, it makes sense to supplement daily with cod liver oil.

Q: How is cod liver oil good for heart health?

A: Fish Oil Omega 3 is extremely beneficial to brain, joint and cardiovascular health. It has been proven that cod liver oil contains a reliable, measured dose of the most effective form of Omega 3 and that the Omega 3 fatty acids in a fish oil supplement can help reduce incidence of heart disease and regulate your heartbeat.

Q: Whenever I shop for Fish Oil Omega 3 supplements, there are so many choices. What should I be looking for?

A: Make sure the product contains sufficient quantities of the vital fish oil Omega 3 needed for a Healthy Daily Intake (HOI). This would be 450 mg for adults and 200 mg for children. Choose a supplement that has undergone stringent refining process for the purest cod liver oil.

Q: When was the significance of Omega 3 discovered?

A: The connection between the incidence of coronary heart disease and fish oil consumption in Norway was first made by researchers in the early 50's. Shortage of dairy products due to World War II resulted in an increase in the consumption of fish. Subsequent reduction in coronary heart failure was attributed to this change in diet.

However it was another research that caught the world's attention later. This was known as 'TheGreenland Diet'. From 1963 to 1967, researchers were amazed at how the Eskimos, despite their high-cholesterol, high-fat diet of mostly whale, seal, fish and game, suffered a low rate of heart disease.

Q: Just how does Omega 3 actually prevent heart disease?

A: It is a supplement, remember? You must still have a balanced diet, 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily and proper rest for best results.


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