There’s a new superfood in the fight for improved heart health – yogurt enriched with omega-3.
A new study recently published in the journal Clinical Nutrition shows that omega-3-fortified yogurt helps to keep hearts healthy
In the 10-week, double-blind study, volunteers were randomly assigned and provided a control yogurt with no added omega-3 nutrients or yogurt enriched with either 0.8 grams or 3 grams of omega-3. Participants continued their regiment for the duration of the study.
After examining blood samples taken at the beginning and end of the study, researchers concluded that omega-3 “enriched yogurt resulted in a reduction of cardiovascular risk factors and inflammatory mediators showing that daily consumption of [omega-3] enriched yogurt can be an effective way of supplementing the daily diet and improving cardiovascular health.”
This isn’t the first study to look at using dairy as a medium to provide consumers with a fish-free omega-3 supplement. In late 2012, research published in the Journal of Dairy Science showed that omega-3-rich fish oil can be incorporated into milk and other dairy-based beverages without affecting the drink’s taste or lifespan. Read more here.