The UK Public DO NOT Consume Enough Oily Fish : How Serious Are You About Your Training Again?

Training, fitness and health is all about sacrifice, and quite often it means reducing the amount of sugary foods, drinks or high fat foods you consume on a daily basis. Similarly the sacrifice can relate to mental strength i.e. we should try to remove ourselves from the ‘taste’ of a food per se and consume it regardless of whether we like it or not. You see, a large number of the public don’t like oily fish meaning a vast proportion do not consume their weekly requirement of omega 3 fatty acids (mainly found in oily fish).

The Inter-Committee Subgroup endorsed the COMA population guideline recommendation that people should eat at least two portions of fish a week, with one of these being oily.

If the public could manage this, chances are chronic health problems would reduce, particularly CVD risk. There may also be beneficial effects on fetal development in pregnant women and also improvements in joint integrity in physically active individuals (especially those lifting heavy weights).

Should you really struggle consuming oily fish, consider an Omega Oil blend (flax seed based oils are available that deliver omega 3, 6 & 9) such as Optimum Health Omega Oil Blend. 


Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), (2014). Advice on fish consumption: benefits and risk. Retrieved 20th February, 2014, from a

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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