fish-926108_1920Omega-3 fatty acids have long been corroborated to be an integral part of a healthy diet, but now there is further evidence of the benefits they provide. According to a new paper funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, eating seafood and fish regularly can help lower the risks of dying from a heart attack. Work on improving your health by stopping in Lombardi’s today and grabbing the best seafood in Orlando.

Some of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids come from fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, tuna, and sardines, which we carry on a daily basis. You’ll also be able to consume omega-3s from plant-based sources, so called alpha-linolenic acids, like walnuts, flaxseed, and canola oil, but the more concentrated sources are those of the fish.

The researchers studied the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood or tissue of 45,000 people, as well as their diet and health history to determine a correlation. Out of the 45,000 people they studied, 8,000 had their first heart attack, 2,781 of them dying. The ones that practiced healthy eating diets did not have a lower rate of non-fatal heart attacks, but the rate of fatal heart attacks was indeed lower. Their findings were remarkable: those who consumed omega-3s from plants and seafood a few times a week had a 10 percent lower risk of fatal heart attacks. That means that your chances of suffering a fatal heart attack are lessened if your diet is rich in seafood.

This study has provided the most comprehensive picture of how omega-3 fatty acids can affect the body and influence heart disease, which could potentially lead to new best practices. At the very least, the researchers do recommend consumption of omega-3 rich foods, as the evidence for their benefit is conclusive.

Consuming a seafood-rich diet is not only delicious, but it’s the smart choice. The health benefits of seafood have long been known in the seafood community, but it is great to see empirical, scientific evidence supporting our claims. In order to easily consume seafood several times a week, come to Lombardi’s Seafood Market, and let us help you choose the best seafood in Orlando today. We’re located on West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park!