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 http://www.sacn.gov.uk/pdfs/fics_sacn_advice_fish.pdf a