Originally Posted by SARAH222333
I've never been told oily fish thins the blood though....
Eskimos have been known to have less heart attacks because their blood is thin from eating a lot of fish. However, they have also been known to suffer more hemorrhagic strokes (bleeding in their brains).
Several years ago I decided it would be healthy to have a can of sardines everyday for lunch. I did this for a long time before I realized it was making my blood too thin. My gums would start bleeding when I went to get my teeth cleaned and they thought I had gum disease!! Also, I joined a vollyball team and wondered why I was the only one getting bruises all over my hands.
I later learned that when your blood is too thin, you will bruise easily. They were black and blue bruises. I suppose when one hits the ball it's like blunt trauma to the hands and blood vessels can burst and bleed.