3. Fish Oil Supplements and Fatty Fish
Whether you eat fatty fish as a food source or take supplements containing fish oil, it will provide blood-thinning benefits when taken at the recommended dosage. In the case of food, the good kind of fatty fish that you should be looking for include sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, herring, lake trout, anchovies, and others. According to the American Heart Association, you should aim for about two meals per week – about 3.5 oz after cooking of fatty fish – in order to receive the desired result.
For those who simply do not like the taste of fish and would rather not eat it as a meal, there are many supplements available containing the necessary omega-3 fatty acids. However, fish oil should not be used by people who are currently on any kind of blood-thinning medication. It could cause serious complications if injured, and other rare cases which could lead to bleeding in the brain.