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Missing out on brain food puts kids at risk

November 30th, 2009

AN OVERWHELMING majority of children do not eat enough fish, placing them at risk of heart disease, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and retarded brain development, new research says.

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Prevention Of Dry Eye Syndrome

November 30th, 2009

Evidence is starting to appear indicating that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent dry eye syndrome. Sources of omega-3 fats include salmon, trout, tuna, herring and sardines. If you are vegetarian/vegan, the following foods are rich in omega-3 fatty acids: canola oil, English walnuts, flax oil, ground flax seed, hemp oil, hemp seed, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans.

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New Studies Reveal Oily Fish Helps Fight Skin Cancer

November 18th, 2009

New Studies Reveal Oily Fish Helps Fight Skin Cancer br /New studies reveal that a diet high in omega-3 oils the kind that come from oily fish and fish oil supplements can help prevent skin cancer by boosting the immune system enough to fight off the damaging effects of overexposure to the sun. This exciting research pinpoints a concrete action people can take to help guard themselves against skin cancer.

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Take stock of these flu-fighting foods

November 16th, 2009

Omega 3 fatty acids help to regulate the immune system. Eat cold-water fish, flax seeds and walnuts.

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Good Fat Foods, Foods Rich in Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated Fats

November 10th, 2009

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (also known as “essential fatty acids” or EFAs) are the most familiar forms of polyunsaturated fats. EFAs are essential to proper brain function, healthy hormonal levels and smooth nerve activity in the body. Polyunsaturated fats promote cardiovascular health by lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels in the blood, but also lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

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Omega-3 Deficiency Causes 96,000 Deaths a Year

November 3rd, 2009

Amazingly, they found that between 72,000 and 96,000 preventable deaths each year due to omega-3 deficiency. (Danaei G et al. PLoS Med. 2009 Apr 28;6(4):e1000058.)

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Natural Healing and Lifestyle Changes Shown to Help Psoriasis

November 3rd, 2009

Omega 3 fats will reduce these pro-inflammatory fats, and individuals with psoriasis have been found to be deficient in omega 3.

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Healthy eating to boost your health + heart

October 21st, 2009

The facts about fats:
You’ve probably heard that it’s best to avoid foods that are high in fat. But when you eat the right amount of certain fats, they may contribute to a healthy diet and lower your risk of disease. The key is to substitute “good” fats for “bad” fats.

The good fats:
Studies have shown that these fats, if used in place of saturated fat, can help you lower your total cholesterol level. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially beneficial — studies have shown that they can also decrease your risk of heart disease and lower your blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids are usually found in seafood, such as salmon, herring and mackerel. They can also be found in flaxseeds or flaxseed oil, as well as walnuts.

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Omega 3 deficiency kills 96,000 americans check out this link

October 20th, 2009

Omega 3 deficiency kills 96,000 americans check out this link

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6 foods to increase your brain-power

October 15th, 2009

Whether you’re heading back to classes or to work after a vacation, you might need a brain boost. Instead of overdosing on coffee or jittery energy drinks, here are some fresh foods to help keep your brain in top shape Salmon: There aren’t too many things wrong with salmon. It’s tasty, low in mercury, often a sustainable choice and high in protein and omega-3 fats. Those fats, especially “DHA” (the kind found in fish), are vital for boosting brain development, improving function and decreasing inflammation.

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