Holy mackerel!

I’m eating fish again!! Good quality, whole fish jam packed with Omega 3 and other healthy goodies. “If it’s so good why did you stop” you ask. One word (or is it more?). BBQ! I dont like to cook fish inside in the summer because it smells. We recently bought a new BBQ so I dont even have to cook it. I just take it out of the freezer and place it in a rather obvious place in the kitchen – you girls know what I mean by an obvious place don’t you, like the middle of the floor or next to the beer 😉 – and the husband miraculously stumbles across it. He then thinks “me find fish (chest banging to ensue here), me cook fish for family”. Actually he even made a sauce for it last night so I should be a little more accommodating. Thank you husband! It was delicious. It may have even taken the edge of my hangover.

So why is this mackerel so good for us? And what is Omega 3 when it’s at home? Well the little mackerel swim around the sea chomping on some tasty algae then when they decide to grace our plates they are full of the algae containing omega 3. So yes you could just eat algae but I personally prefer the fish – cooked on the BBQ of course.

This Omega 3 is essentially a lubricant. It makes our nerves, arteries and skin and hair softer and more pliable. Like if you have a piece of wood and it gets all dried out you need to lubricate it or it will start to break apart. Not good if thats a nerve. That would make your movements all shaky and jagged. As for soft healthy hair – I could do with some of that! Along with a healthier scalp rather than the dried mess I currently have. I can thank breastfeeding for that. Ive even ordered some fish oil capsules to increase my dose and get my skin and scalp and hair all nice and glowy and healthy.

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Emma Wight-Boycott MSc is a natural health advocate with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with postnatal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to rediscover their health mojo!

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  1. Brookelin Thorpe Reply

    I’ve never thought of Omega 3s as lubricants before – is that why they’re good for ‘heart health?’ Keep the arteries all lubed up or something of the sort?

    • EmmaNutrition Reply

      Yes pretty much! There is evidenced suggest that fish oil prevents the arteries from hardening (atherosclerosis). Additionally it seems to reduce blood pressure in those with high blood pressure and also reduce triglycerides therefore reducing risk of heart disease. Eating fish and taking supplements have both been studied effectively.

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