Have you ever stopped to consider that the average heart beats more than 100,000 times every day?
Because it works so hard for us, it’s good to look after your heart by keeping fit and having a healthy diet.
For good heart health, the Heart Foundation recommends adults consume at least 500mg of Omega-3 made up of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) every day. These essential Omega-3s support healthy cholesterol levels and maintain flexibility of blood vessels to improve blood flow.
Fish oils are well known as a valuable source of omega-3. But, with so many different varieties on the market – how do you know which fish oil is best?
The good news is that Nature’s Own and the Heart Foundation are working together to help Australians make informed decisions about their choice of fish oil product.
The Foundation has developed a ‘heart health’ logo, which can be licensed to fish oil producers who meet strict quality standards.
Nature’s Own is the first fish oil range to be approved by the Heart Foundation and carry the new logo, meaning Australians can be confident in its quality.
While the best source of omega-3 is oily fish such as salmon, anchovies, mackerel and sardines, not everyone likes fish, and kids in particular can be fussy. In fact, recent research reveals three in five Australians are not eating the recommended 2–3 serves of oily fish each week1. If that’s the case, one of Nature’s Own high quality fish oil supplements is a good alternative.
For more information about omega-3 and its benefits for heart health visit www.naturesown.com.au
Get your daily dose of healthy Omega-3s with this delicious salmon recipe. This recipe, along with information about fish oil and other ideas for omega-3 rich recipes, are available at www.heartfoundation.org.au/omega3