Skipping that food? Here are 6 ways to balance your nutrition
Matt: No fish
At a recent checkup, Matt found out that his triglycerides, a heart-health indicator, were high. His doctor advised him to eat oily fish like salmon or sardines twice a week for their EPA and DHA omega-3 fats, which may help lower triglycerides. Try as he might, Mike just can’t bring himself to eat fish.
Eat this: Walnuts and some seeds (like flaxseed, hemp and chia seeds) provide the ALA form of omega-3s. The body can convert ALA to the more potent EPA and DHA omega-3 forms—but in small amounts compared to what you get in fish.
Supplement with: 1,000–3,000 mg omega-3 fish oil daily in divided doses.