Important News For People Who DO NOT Eat Fish

Important News For People Who DO NOT Eat Fish
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES

Your cells are being attacked.

But there IS something you can DO ABOUT IT.

Every day, your body could be getting attacked by free radicals - which could cause inflammation and damage to the cells in YOUR BODY.

Western diets are known to be higher in fat and sugar-containing foods, plus loaded with high-fat meat.

And this recipe could spell trouble for some VERY IMPORTANT cells in your VEINS and ARTERIES.

Damage to YOUR endothelial cells can potentially put you at RISK fordeveloping diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or worse, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

And you would be DEAD wrong not to increase your INTAKE of FISH, DHA, and EPA.

Let me explain…

Endothelial Cells
These are specialized cells in ALL of your veins and arteries.

They protect your body by allowing blood to flow freely, making it through your body without interruption.

These specialized cells line every inch of your circulatory system, and they play a major role in inflammation and vascular homeostasis.

High Sugar and High Fat Meals
A meal full of sugar and fat has the potential to increase your production of free radicals.

And these free radicals race along your veins and arteries looking to steal from a stable molecule.

They may bump into the walls of your arteries which causes damage.

And this damage, research suggests could lead to inflammation.

Your endothelial cells are responsible for the release of different factors geared to maintaining normal endothelial function.
Your endothelial cells release nitric oxide, von Willebrand factors,
and adhesion molecules, which all contribute to vascular homeostasis
But when inflammation is present, your endothelial cells reduce the output of nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide is responsible for keeping your veins and arteries open, allowing your blood to flow freely without interruption.

Von Willebrand factor is responsible for blood clot formation.

Decreased levels of nitric oxide could lead to constriction of your arteries which could cause high blood pressure.

With an increase of von Willebrand factor, some studies show, could lead to an increase in platelet accumulation on your endothelial wall.

Constricted blood flow and platelet accumulation could result in DEADLY consequences.

You may experience HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE or the platelets breaking off, possibly leading to a HEART ATTACK or even DEATH.Fish, DHA, and EPA To The Rescue!
Western diets typically include refined sugars, high meat content, and high fat foods.

Depending on what YOU eat, it could reduce inflammation and lower your risk for developing heart disease.
A diet full of fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, poultry, and whole grains
have been shown to reduce your risk for developing cardiovascular disease
However, FISH is potentially the MOST IMPORTANT nutrient.

Regular fish consumption, research suggests, reduces endothelial dysfunction and could reduce inflammation.

The reason: long chain omega-3 fatty acids.

Long chain omega-3 fatty acids, like DHA and EPA, can be powerful fighters against inflammation and can potentially return you to normal endothelial function.

The Research
A newly published research study shed light on regular fish consumption in combination with DHA and EPA on inflammation and endothelial function.

The study included over 300 people who consumed diets with fish, DHA, and EPA for a period of three months.

They tested these individuals in the year 2000 and again 6 years later.

The mean age of the participants was 36.

By including more fish, DHA, and EPA, the participants showed a significant IMPROVEMENT in endothelial function.

Also, it reduced INFLAMMATION markers, specifically interleukin-6.
Only the combination of fish, and DHA and EPA changed endothelial function
and reduced inflammation
They noticed that people who didn’t eat FISH were 2.7 TIMES more likely to have increased endothelial dysfunction scores.

And MODERATE FISH INTAKE also showed a 1.9 TIMES greater risk than people who consumed 200 g/week of fish, EPA, and DHA.

They also noted that fatty fish consumption showed SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER dysfunction scores than lean fish.
Fatty fish have been shown to have increased levels of

Obese adolescents who could have increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases linked to inflammation, also showed DRAMATIC results.

The researchers showed that obese children who consumed fish, also significantly reduced inflammation markers and also improved endothelial function.

All this just by INCREASING DHA, EPA, and fish intake for ONLY 3 MONTHS!Here’s To Our Fish Friends
Endothelial cells are very important cells, which maintain vascular health and homeostasis.

But even these cells are not immune to damage caused by free radicals.

In order to maintain vascular health, it is important to watch what you eat and increase your fish intake and essential fats, like EPA and DHA.

A diet including healthy foods, plenty of fish, and increased EPA and DHA, research shows, could reduce inflammation and decrease endothelial dysfunction.NEXT:  Here Is An Easy Way To Include More DHA And EPA Into Your Day >>

Van Bussel BC, Henry RM, Schalkwijk CG, Ferreira I, Feskens EJ, Streppel MT, Smulders YM, Twisk JW, Stehouwer CD. Fish consumption in healthy adults is associated with decreased circulating biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation during a 6-year follow-up. J Nutr 2011;141:1719-1725. [Pubmed]