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Could This Food Help You Live Longer?

We're always looking to be healthy, looking for the next big food gimmick, looking for whichever supplements are going to help us achieve our best health yet. It seems as if our coveted super food has been right in front of us the whole time.

New research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health has found that older people with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had decreased mortality rates of about 27 percent (they lived about 2.2 years longer than people without the high levels of omega-3s).

As a bonus, those with higher omega-3 fatty acids had decreased rates of heart disease by about 35 percent. The lead researcher on the project Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard said, “ Our findings support the importance of adequate blood omega-3 levels for cardiovascular health, and suggest that later in life these benefits could actually extend the years of remaining life.”

So, what does this mean? Eat more fish. Continue your weekly Sushi Sunday tradition and throw some more fish into your diet while you're at it.

Ally | Elite.

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