The benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish such as salmon are well known.  However, if you want to get the benefits of such antioxidants every day, fish oil supplements are the next best thing in providing the heart-healthy, anti-aging benefits that we crave.

Fish oil can be provided by consuming fish or supplements.  By consuming fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovy, sardines, tuna, herring, and trout, you can provide yourself with antioxidant-rich omega-3 fatty acids that have many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure or triglycerides and lowering risk of heart disease or stroke when eaten as sushi grade fish, or as broiled or baked fish.

Fish oil supplements not only contain fish oil extract, but also some vitamin E to help prevent spoilage.  Therefore, in addition to the benefits that fish oil provides, fish oil supplements enhance the preventative properties from heart disease and other chronic diseases.

Antioxidants’ primary function is to protect cells from oxidative cell damage, which is why it is so good at lowering risk of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease and hypertension. In addition to chronic disease though, fish oil can also help enhance your outside appearance by the anti-aging protection of antioxidants to hair, skin, and nails.

Therefore, consume a combination of fish, fish oil supplements and other omega-3 rich foods such as flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, avocado, and leafy greens such as spinach and grape leaves.