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Are Omega-3s Good or Bad?

 

Whole Foods, Mostly Plants

Eat a wide variety of whole foods, mostly plants, to protect and promote health

Who said this?  “Based on the available data, even though there may be no clear cardiovascular benefit from prescribing omega-3 supplements, aside from helping to reduce triglyceride cholesterol levels, I still say it’s very important for my patients to have a plant-based diet with omega-3 rich fatty fish as part of a heart-healthy Mediterranean-like dietary strategy which holds benefits probably above and beyond individual omega-3 pill supplements.”

David Friedman, MD, chief of heart failure services at North Shore-Long Island Jewish’s Plainview Hospital in New York

In conversations with family and friends, we discuss conflicting information published regularly about nutrition and diet.  Some family members think that it is difficult, if not impossible, to figure out what to eat. One day, information claims Omega 3s are essential – and consumers are encouraged to buy Fish Oil and other dietary supplements.  Other times, like yesterday’s news about the lack of scientific evidence for Omega 3s in supplement form, some feel compelled to flush supplements down the drain.