At Bethesda Gardens Loveland, we provide restaurant-style meals created by chefs that take residents' nutritional needs into consideration. Foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 often form part of these meal plans to ensure a balanced plate.
Fish oils are mainly found in fatty fish, such as:
Other sources of fish oils include flaxseeds, walnuts, algae, chia seeds and soybeans.
If you're opting to use a supplement to get your recommended dose of omega-3 and omega-6, it's important to go for a pure, high-quality product. Inferior supplements may contain additional ingredients such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) that can have adverse effects on your body, especially if you consume more than the recommended dose. It's important to discuss your required dosage with your health care practitioner.
Fish oils are believed to have positive effects on cardiovascular health. These include:
While a diet rich in fatty fish can lead to a host of health benefits, supplements should be taken with caution. Some of the side effects include:
The easiest way to incorporate fish oil into your diet is through what you eat. Including fatty fish twice a week should provide what you need. However, if you feel you might need more, consult your physician to calculate the correct dosage. It's also important to inform your physician of your intention to take fish oil supplements. There are over 72 medications that interact with fish oil, which can lead to complications. Some of the most common interactions include aspirin and ibuprofen, so it's important to be aware of the potential risks.
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