Fight pollution... with FISH!
There are plenty of things within your control when it comes to your health.
You can control what you eat. You can control how much movement you get. You can control your nutrition, from both diet and supplements.
But it could all go out the window because of the things you CAN'T control... especially if what's out your window is polluted air.
Healthy foods in your belly might not matter all that much if your lungs are loaded with damaging particulate matter.
Fortunately, new research shows a simple step you can take to fight back -- and you don't have to hold your breath, wear a mask, or move out into the middle of nowhere.
All you need is some fish oil!
The study on mice finds that omega-3 fatty acids can block the inflammation and oxidative stress caused by toxic pollutants inside your lungs.
Blocking those processes could stop the particulate matter from crossing the pulmonary barrier and entering the rest of your body.
This is critical; once they break in and start traveling around your insides, these common pollutants can speed aging in the arteries by 20 percent, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Another recent study linked that same particulate matter to dementia.
And of course pollution can also lead to other diseases, including cancer.
Don't assume you're safe from these risks because the skies are blue most of the time.
Odds are, you're not as safe as you think you are!
One study last year found that more than half of all Americans are breathing air with high levels of particulate matter, most of them people who live in and around cities and the surrounding suburban sprawl.
If that sounds like where you live, maybe it's time to stock up on fish oil. Sure, the new study was on mice, but there's no harm in boosting your intake since this stuff is also critical to heart, brain, eyes, and more.
The amounts used in the study were the human equivalent of about 2 grams per day. It's more than what most people take, but it's not a "dangerously" high level by any stretch.
Since it can thin the blood, however, speak to a doctor first, especially if you're already on blood thinners.
Along with boosting your intake of fish oil, be sure to use plenty of olive oil.
It's not just tasty and healthy.
A human study found it can block the damage of particulate matter in the arteries even more effectively that fish oil.
Why choose one over the other? For maximum protection, get both.