Omega-3 fatty acids
Dr. Oz points to an experiment conducted for the Discovery Health series which he hosted, called “The Truth about Food.” In the study, researchers had London cab drivers add four weekly servings of fish rich in Omega 3s, such as salmon, mackerel, haddock and sardines, to their diets. After the 12-week study doctors found a 22 percent reduction in cortisol. And the impressive benefits of Omega 3s don’t stop there. In a study at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, subjects who supplemented with fish oil & salmon oil daily gained lean tissue mass and lost 3 1/2 times more fat then those who dosed with a safflower oil placebo.
The American Heart Assoc. recommends that healthy individuals obtain 500mg of combined essential fatty acids DHA and EPA, or two servings of cold water fish per week.
Sources of Omega 3: Flax seed, cold water fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel), fish oil, krill oil, walnuts