Omega 3’s: Are They a Fish Story?

Omega 3’s: Are They a Fish Story?

Season 1 - Episode 3

Did You Know?

Omega 3 fatty acids are an important ant-inflammatory agent in the body​.

Fattier fish such as salmon, mackerel, & anchovies are great sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.

DHA is an omega 3 fatty acid that is important for brain health.

"Omega 3's: Are They A Fish Story?" That's the question asked and answered in episode #3 of Food Over 50. Healthy Omega 3 fatty acids are found in a variety of fresh foods, but according to our resident dietician and "Second Helpings" co-host, Elizabeth Kelsey, seafood, particularly finned fish like salmon and mackerel, is the most efficient source for our bodies.

Episode #3 begins beside Uig Bay, our Scottish production location in The Outer Hebrides, and leads us through three great seafood recipes high in Omega 3's. They include Mussels Marinara, Smoked Mackerel Pate, and Foil Roasted Salmon w/ Lemon & Dill.

Out-of-kitchen adventures also season this seaside episode, with host David Jackson collecting the mussels, catching the mackerel and educating us about wild vs. farmed salmon prior to preparing this trio of Omega 3-rich delicacies.

And to put the finishing touches to this fish story, David takes a dive in Uig Bay for an undersea "Earn What You Eat" segment, re-emphasizing the importance of both healthy food and appealing exercise as the years go by!

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Featured Recipes in this Episode

Smoked mackerel pate as prepared by David Jackson on Food Over 50

​Smoked Mackerel Pate Recipee

Mussels marinara as prepared by David Jackson on Food Over 50

​Mussels Marinara Recipe

Roast salmon with lemon and dill as prepared by David Jackson on Food Over 50

​Roast Salmon with Lemon & Dill Recipe