Vitamins and minerals come from all of the good-for-you foods listed in the new food pyramid (which includes being active), however, when unable to take in enough of servings listed sometimes supplements may be necessary. Never make a decision about your health without talking to your doctor about it. They always ask you what meds you are on or are you taking anything. People with diabetes should not take fish oil supplements because of the high fat content, but they should consume essential fatty acids necessary for good health. One job it does is the rebuilding and the producing of cells. Essential fatty acids are found in fish oils, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, grape seed oil, and primrose oil.
Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Four ounces of salmon contains up to 3,600 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, while 4 ounces of cod (a low-fat fish) contains only 300 milligrams.
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Salmon (high omega-3)
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