Fish oils are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that help dampen inflammation, good for brain health and nervous system function, support the cardiovascular system, lowers lipid count, supports blood vessels and much more. They are not produced in the bodies and come from food sources or via supplementation. Examples include: cold water fish like salmon, sardines, herring, nuts and seeds. There are two forms of Omega 3s which include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA has a more anti-inflammatory mechanics while DHA supports healthy brain function.
The ideal omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is 1:1. Our modern diets however are high in processed oils and hydrogenated fats that come from fast food restaurants, canned and boxed foods. These increase Omega-6 concentrations and create and imbalance in the ratios. Traditional standard American diets can have ratios as high as 25:1 omega-6 to omega-3. This imbalance has potential to create an inflammatory environment playing a role in chronic conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease etc…
How much Fish Oils is ideal?
Recommended dietary/supplemental intake of Omega-3/day is 3,500 mg – 5,000 mg/day.
*Caution: Fish oil’s thin the blood and require caution with those taking Coumadin. Please seek appropriate medical advice.
Lemon Pepper Fish Recipe:
4 Salmon Fillets or any other fresh/wild caught fish fillets.
2 TBS coconut butter
4 TBS Lemon Pepper Seasoning
¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt
- Brush the fish with melted coconut butter on each side
- Sprinkle generously lemon pepper seasoning on each side
- Sprinkle salt on each side (be careful with using too much salt, depending on the fish you use, it could already be salty)
- Turn on grill and select the fish program setting. Lightly grease the cooking plates with avocado oil. Once the grill has preheated place the fillets on the grill until medium cooked.
- I use a T-Fal in home cooking grill. This can be made baked or on a cast iron skillet. Cooking times can vary.
- Serve Fish with asparagus and kale salad