I would like to share an article I read in Worldfishing & Aquaculture magazine.
Professor John Stein, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Professor of Neurophysiology, University of Oxford, and his brother, television personality and world famous fish chef, Rick Stein, speak to WF&A on the benefits of Omega-3.
Professor John Stein shows worrying scarcity of Vitamin D and Omega-3 essential fatty acids in our highly processed, predominantly fish-free “western diet” is as one of the prime causes of premature death due to cardiovascular calcification (heart attacks) and the gradual deterioration of normal brain function (Alzheimer’s disease). Also he points that the society often shrugs-off such debilitating health problems, including arthritis and high blood pressure, as a normal progression into old age.
It has been proven that many of the most painful and often life-threatening illnesses can be substantially delayed with increased consumption of Vitamin D and particularly the Omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in oily fish such as herring, mackerel, pilchards, sardines, salmon, tuna, trout, and anchovies. He also believes that Omega-3’s can substantially reduce anti-social behavior, especially in prisons as a result of the nutrition change studies conducted in Polmont prison. But it’s interesting that few people choose to eat fish.
Here comes a more interesting example: n earlier study carried out in 1989 showed that Omega-3 oils can protect the heart. Researchers examined 2,033 men with heart disease and who had been advised to eat extra fat, fiber, or fish. Death rates were examined two years later and it was proven that those who had been encouraged to eat fish were 29%less likely to die from heart disease than those who had not. So, consume fish at least twice a week regardless of your age!
In response to being asked where he considered the healthiest dietary habits can be found, Rick said, “A country’s topography has a huge effect upon diet (and potential new market places). Japan is predominantly mountainous but surrounded by huge expanses of sea. You can’t grow all the protein requirements of a modern nation like Japan on the side of a mountain, so that’s why Japan eats so much fish”. I also remembered a study on Eskimos that reveals that there is no death from heart attack or depression patient among them! (It’s common to see few fishes on the caricatures of Eskimos)
I found another interesting point in the article revealing that krill oil is now being sold as a food supplement, which left the Professor wondering what the migrating whales are expected to eat when they reach the end of their long journey between the poles. You can remember that obtaining Omega-3 from another living called “krill” has been started as a result of an alternative search for declining fish stocks (People dealing with feeders know that it’s an expensive fish oil source).
Impacts on nerve cells; For over three decades Professor John Stein has been exploring the effects of increased Omega-3 fatty acids upon nerve cell function. So to carefully place John Stein’s long, scientifically auspicious career into a very small nutshell, he has arrived at the same dietary location as did the Italians, Greeks, Spanish, Portuguese and the rest of the Mediterranean civilizations a couple of thousand years ago, and whether by accident or design, usually included at least two portions of oily fish per week and an abundant supply of fresh and added It seems history also proves that a locally abundant and nutritious food source such as oily fish can result in entire populations remaining healthy, both in body and mind, for at least a decade longer than other more poorly nourished nations.