Why fish eaters may be less likely to suffer a heart attack

Heart health

By pH health care professionals

Being proactive today may save you tomorrow -- especially when it comes to protecting your heart! Did you know 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the U.S. each year, with half a million deaths? With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart attacks are unfortunately all too common.

One way you can reduce your risk? Eat more fish, a recent study says. A large study of middle aged and older adults with no prior heart disease found that more omega-3s in their diet equated to a lower risk for a fatal heart attack.

Increases in seafood-based omega-3s DPA and DHA, and plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, led to an approximately 9 percent lower risk of death by heart attack.

You can get the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from fish like salmon, rainbow trout, anchovies and sardines, and you can get alpha-linolenic acid from plant sources like nuts (walnuts in particular), flaxseed, some vegetable oils (such as canola) and soybeans.

Be proactive

Take care of your heart by eating a healthy diet with at least two or three servings of fatty fish a week, the lead study author suggested. Just like the popular Mediterranean diet suggests, healthy fats are an important part of your diet for long-term health and wellness.

Contact us about our pH Nutrition test to get an in-depth status update on specific nutrient levels in your body. You can then custom-tailor your diet to what your body needs most.

Enjoy Your Healthy Life!

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