foods with omega-3 fatty acids have been known to be some of the best foods you can eat to help lower blood pressure and care for your overall heart health.
And even though multiple studies have been able to confirm the blood pressure-lowering qualities of omega-3s, not much has been confirmed about the amount of omega-3s needed on a daily basis
for these qualities to go into effect, until now.One recent review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that three grams of omega-3 fatty acids a day,
whether consumed through food or a supplement, may in fact be the magic number for lowering your blood pressure.This review on omega-3s and blood pressure was extensive, covering over 71 studies
from the years 1987-2020, including 5,000 participants ranging in age from 22-86 years old. Depending on the individual study, some participants did already have existing blood pressure
After the review was complete, a couple of key conclusions were drawn that can provide a lot of important aid in helping people lower and manage their blood pressure levels
According to Science Daily, one of the main conclusions drawn was that adults who consumed two or three grams of omega-3s daily compared to those who didn't had lower levels of systolic
and diastolic blood pressure levels.The review also found that three grams of omega-3s per day could significantly help lower blood pressure levels in those with
hypertension or existing high blood pressure.If you want to incorporate more omega-3s into your diet, there are a few ways to do so. The AHA says that you can get
3 grams of omega-3s in a 4.5-ounce serving of salmon or many other types of fatty fish. If you're not much of a fish fan, you can also supplement with an omega-3 vitamin.