Eating less sodium can help lower blood pressure in some people, reducing their risk of heart disease. While sodium is something we need in our diets, most of us eat too much of it. Some of the sodium we eat comes from salt we add to our food or from processed foods we buy from the grocery store. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 1500 mg of sodium each day.
In the past 10 years, many Americans have turned to omega-3 fish oil supplements. Dietary fish and fish oil supplements have benefits for healthy people and also those with heart disease.
Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are very important in preventing and managing heart disease.
Findings show omega-3 fish oil may help to:
Lower blood pressure
Slow the development of plaque in the arteries