Omega-3 are essential fatty acids (they cannot be synthesized by the body and must therefore be obtained from the diet) and polyunsaturated fatty acids that form part of the composition of the tissues of oily fish and shellfish. There are two different types of Omega-3 fatty acids: those of vegetable origin, and EPA and DHA. The latter are characteristic of fish fat, and its consumption has been shown to have beneficial effects on our health and well-being, as it helps prevent cardiovascular diseases (such as heart problems), the immune system and the nervous system.
Fish preserves maintain this quality at practically the same levels as natural preserves, making them not only a delicious and practical product, but also a healthy food. If we add to this the beneficial properties of olive oil that contain many of them, undoubtedly become an unbeatable option.
Nowadays, it is very common to find foods enriched with EPA and DHA fatty acids in our usual shopping centres. To these foods these healthy fats are added artificially (milk, eggs, biscuits, etc.). However, it is in fish and seafood where these Omega-3s are found in high quantities by nature, so these preserves are much more beneficial to our body.
So you know, with the canned fish and seafood not only enjoy your palate, but also, your health will thank you!
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