OILY FISH —
Oily fish is the main source of omega-3 fats. We cannot make them in our body, so they must be eaten as part of our diet. Oily fish is dark in colour, e.g. salmon, mackerel, sardines etc. When a GP gives a person their blood results, part of the reading will be a thing called triglycerides. Higher levels of triglycerides will increase your risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fats are well-known for their triglyceride-lowering properties. When high doses are given to people who have extremely high triglyceride levels, it reduced the concentration within their blood by 45pc. It also significantly improved overall cholesterol levels, as well as LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol and HDL ‘good’ cholesterol.