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The last time we checked, there were more than 3901 fish oil sales on amazon in just one month! There must be something going on that people are going crazy for in the fish oil market. So there are many fish oil health benefits people are cashing in on for their body (and the fish oil sellers— literally). 

Why Fish Oil?

It’s of the most widely used supplements by people in the US. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is conclusive evidence that fish oil can help reduce heart disease. 

Fish oil also been shown to lower triglyceride levels and reduce pain for people with arthritic symptoms, and adding anti-inflammatory foods is a good idea. 

Fish oil is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil has lots of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). No wonder people use acronyms. 

You might be wondering something about fish oil…

Which foods have the highest Omega3?

Here’s a handy condensed top 8 list from Healthline  of the highest Omega 3 Fatty acid content found in foods: 

  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Cod liver oil
  • Herring
  • Oysters
  • Sardines
  • Anchovies
  • Caviar

What are other foods high in omega 3 other than fish? 

There are many other things you can eat as well to get your Omega 3 from something different than fish oil— 

Seaweed, walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds, grass-fed meat, omega enriched eggs, hemp seeds, and green veggies like edamame, Brussel sprouts, and spinach. 

So there’s plenty of places you can get this good-for-you fatty acid friend on the planet

If you don’t have money to have your bi-weekly caviar or are too busy to make your favorite baked salmon, there are lots of non-seafood options.

When life is on the go, sometimes it’s easier to get an order a Green Goblin Smoothie with plenty of spinach or take fish oil in capsules or in liquid form. 

Whichever way works for your lifestyle is great! 

What are the health benefits of taking fish oil pills or oil? 

Well, there are plenty of health benefits of taking on-the-go fish oil. 

It can help you lose weight

Some studies have shown with exercise, a healthful food plan, and added fish oil have indicated weight loss

Want healthy eyes? Fish oil might help

In one small study, a group had improved vision after 19 weeks of added fish oil. The evidence in other studies had different results, so the full effect is unclear

Fish oil benefits— What about your heart?

Some studies have shown that people who eat lots of fish have less heart disease. In people with high blood pressure, it’s been shown to lower their blood pressure levels.

Gives your brain the fat it needs

The average human brain is 60% fat, and a significant portion of that brain fat is omega 3 fatty acids. Who knew? DHA and EPA are essential for a properly functioning brain. It’s also been shown to help people schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders

Nothing is perfect so here’s the slightly dark side of fish oil.

Fish oil side effects

Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil are generally safe to take. Still, some have noted lousy breath, indigestion, rash, to name a few. Also, if you’re taking any pharmaceutical drugs (and even some herbs), there are potential side effects. So please check with your doctor! 

In summary of fish oil health benefits, we forgot to mention it can also help keep your skin looking beautiful. We like to create health on the inside, and it always shows on the outside. Here’s a toast (with a shot of fish oil, of course) to your health.