The Health Effects of Natural Stable Fish Oil
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Many people think that fat in the diet is bad. In fact, fat is necessary for life but most of us consume the wrong types of fat. Over the past century, our intake of different fats has changed markedly, with most of us eating far more saturated fats and omega-6 fats from vegetable oils than ever before, whilst our intake of omega-3 fats from oily fish has decreased by an astounding 80%. In times gone by, oily fish was a normal and regular part of the daily diet, but things have changed, with only one third of people in Britain regularly eating the government’s minimum recommendation of 1-2 portions of oily fish per week.1 As a result, there is widespread deficiency of omega-3 fats, and this has important consequences for health.
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