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How much OMEGA-3 in our fish?

These essential fats help keep the heart, brain and eyes healthy. We compare amounts in some fish and shellfish favourites to help you get enough

OMEGA-3values shown are per100g RAW FISH unless otherwise stated

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The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) says we should have around 3g (3,000mg) omega-3 fats a week. Oily fish is undoubtedly the best source, and the Department of Health translates the SACN advice into eating two portions of fish a week (where a portion is around 140g cooked or 170g raw), including one oily variety. These are large portions, however, so you may need to have fish more than twice a week to meet the recommendations.

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Give your lunchbox a makeover this month with our 35 ideas for healthy eating at work. We shine the spotlight on sugar and give you easy everyday ways to cut down, and explore the lesser-known eating disorder of binge eating. Plus, discover our nutrition guide to non-dairy milks and cook your way through Mary Berry's healthier Sunday lunch. All in September's Healthy Food Guide magazine.