Goodbye Pan Fry

Goodbye Pan Fry

We Filipinos are such fried food lovers. Name anything gloriously deep-fried and we’ll eat it. Worse, we eat them voraciously like there’s no tomorrow. Whether eating out or just at home, everyday is “fried day”! Fried chicken, french fries, burgers, fried pork chops, fried fish, fried squid rings. It’s the fast food menu of our children’s dreams. It is difficult to escape this lure of popular fast food fare and the same goes to sidewalk peddlers who satisfy our “street food” desires.

Among the fried things mentioned, fish is the fairest and the most nutritious of them all as long as it’s cooked right. Although frying fish is the easiest, it actually is the unhealthiest for our body. Research studies have shown that frying fish can cause good fatty fish such as salmon, rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, to lose its beneficial oils. Instead, it gets replaced with the unhealthier oil in which the fish is fried in.

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) reports that currently there is a high prevalence of increased cholesterol levels in both males and females while 4 out of 10 Filipinos have hypertension. These are consequences of our unhealthy diet and essentially, the way we prepare our food.

FNRI reminds the public that low-fat cooking methods such as steaming, grilling, broiling and baking are the perfect ways to keep nutrients such as omega-3 intact. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated (good) fat, notably, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) that help maintain the healthy function of our body – from brain development to joint and heart health. However, the human body is incapable of producing omega-3 fatty acids. It needs to be obtained from the food that we eat, particularly, fatty fish. The oil from fatty fish contains the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically, DHA and EPA.

When you change the way you prepare fish, you retain the healthy fish oils and at last, eat to your heart’s content. Literally. A weekly allowance of five fish meals per week give you a useful amount of DHA and EPA that comes with a variety of health benefits; good skin, anti–inflammation and anti-cancer effects, good brain development and a healthy heart. Using less of the frying pan allows you to enjoy the goodness of omega-3 found only in fish oils. It’s time to bid goodbye to pan fry and hello to the good life!
So to jumpstart your path to a healthy life today, get your dose of omega-3 from Cenovis Fish Oil. The Australian brand Cenovis is packaged in an odorless soft gel capsule devoid of the fishy aftertaste. The recommended Omega3 DHA & EPA is a combined intake of 500 - 1800mg daily and Cenovis Fish Oil is a convenient source of these vital nutrients.
For less than 10 pesos per capsule, you get the all-natural freshness of Cenovis Fish Oil. From the pristine and clean waters of Norway, Cenovis is extracted from 3 kinds of small fish such as anchovies, mackerel and sardines which are easily produced and has less exposure to harmful elements because of its short lifespan. Each capsule then goes through a modern, methodical process to ensure its quality and freshness.
Although some fish oil side effects have been reported, like diarrhea and skin rash, the test results find these inconclusive and not directly attributable to fish oils. The general effect of fish oil on health remains predominantly positive and extremely beneficial.

It is in this positive tone that the Asia-Pacific Organization “Omega3 Academy Asia” was established in 2011, chaired by Prof. Andrew Sinclair from Deakin University in Australia. Omega3 Academy Asia consists of a multi-disciplinary panel of professionals from fields including clinical nutrition, cardiology, family health and diabetology. The group has come together to increase understanding and education on the role and use of omega-3. Panel members come from Korea, Thailand and Philippines and include local experts like Dr. Eugene Reyes, Cardiologist and Dr. Tommy Ty-Willing, Endocrinologist. The academy is currently undertaking a number of initiatives to highlight the impact of decreased omega-3 intake in Asian diets.

Cenovis Fish Oil is available in all Mercury Drug outlets and leading drugstores
nationwide. For more in-depth information about omega-3, visit the Omega-3
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