This module discussed that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and…
This module discussed that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are part of the omega-3 fatty acid family. They are essential for the structure and function of cells in the prevention of heart disease.
Explain what omega-3 fatty acids are available in your area and their benefits to heart disease prevention by following the discussion prompts to complete your initial discussion post. After creating your initial post, respond to at least two of your peers in a substantive manner.
- Since heart disease runs in your family you have realized you do not consume enough omega-3 fatty acids for prevention. But, you have also heard that eating certain fish can be dangerous for your health and the environment. Thankfully your professor told you about a great resource to check for both sustainability and safety.
- On the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Consumer Guides, find the state you live in and look for a fatty fish you like to eat. https://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides.
- In your initial post, share
- The state you live in
- The fish you choose
- How much total fat per 3oz serving the fish contains
- Estimated Omega-3 fatty acids per serving.
- Additionally, share the link to a healthy recipe you would use to prepare the fish you chose and describe what components of the recipe improve its healthfulness versus another type of preparation.
- Lastly, explain at least one other health reason people should consume essential fatty acids from food and/or supplementation.
- Be sure to cite all resources provided in your initial post.
- In your response to others, share your experiences with consuming fatty fish, or other ideas you have found to help increase omega-3 consumption in your area.