Fish Oil Health Benefits
by GamerFitnation on July 6, 2014 at 07:55 PM EDT

Fish oil has come to be known as one of the more controversial topics in health, while some argue for its health benefits others argue against it, over time though it has started to become generally accepted that Fish Oil can give you great health benefits and help you to lead an overall healthy life.Fish_oil_2

What Is Fish Oil?

To give you the shortened version, fish oil is oil that is derived from oily fish. Surprised? You shouldn’t be, it’s what’s in the fish oil that is important though. Fish oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which is a type of polyunsaturated fat that is important for you, your body cannot create these fats on its own so it needs to obtain through consumption of other foods.

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How you’ll normally find fish oil in stores.

How Is Fish Oil Consumed?

Fish oil is a stranger to most people, some people believe that you literally just scrape oil off from a fish and then eat it that way. Luckily that is not the case, there are multiple ways to ingest fish oil. One simple way is to just include more fish into your diet, the fish that contain the most fish oil are mackerel, tuna, salmon, bluefish, anchovy, sardines, herring, and trout. However if you’re like many people and you don’t really like the taste/texture of fish then there’s good news for you since you can also take it in a tablet/pill form. The pills rather large but luckily it’s encased in gelatin so you’ll never have to actually taste any fish.

Why Do Some Not Agree With Fish Oil?

The controversy comes in not that there is a ton of information out there that states that fish oil is bad for you but that scientists don’t know a lot about it, or as much as they do about other food groups. However there have been some negative finds, “a study by scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle linked eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil supplements to a 43% increased risk for prostate cancer overall, and a 71% increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer.”

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Are There Any Alternatives To Fish Oil?

While there is much debate over what source is the best to obtain Omega-3 fatty acids from there are alternatives to fish oil. Flaxseed oil is among the first alternative that is suggested, there are also nuts, preferably English walnuts, and soy products contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Common flaxseed oil.

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Fish oil offers health benefits that are quintessential for your body, and cannot be found in many other foods. Fish oil, or some type of food that contains omega-3 fatty acids should try to be included into your diet at any expense you can afford.

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