Archive for October, 2009

Mercury ‘will never outweigh’ the benefits of Omega-3

October 27th, 2009

Many Americans can safely enjoy eating fish as a regular part of their diet to achieve the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids,

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Fish intake can help prevent macular degeneration

October 27th, 2009

The addition of omega-3 fatty acids to the diet, particularly in the form of fish, can help prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration vision loss by more than 30 per cent, according to a new study.

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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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What’s Up Doc? Something fishy is good for you

October 15th, 2009

Q: What are the health benefits of fish oil, and how much fish do I need to eat to get them? Is tuna packed in oil better for you than tuna packed in water because of the extra fish oil?

A: As many people know, too much saturated fat in your diet (typically from fatty meats and full-fat dairy products) may raise the risk of atherosclerotic disease (clogging of the arteries), which can lead to heart disease, stroke and/or peripheral vascular disease.

On the other hand, polyunsaturated fats, such as those found in fish, nuts and vegetable oils, have health benefits and reduce the risk of coronary artery heart disease.

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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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Omega 3: Not Just Another Fish Story

October 1st, 2009

Omega 3 is from a family of “good” fats or polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fats are needed for normal body functions and play an important part in normal cell growth and functioning. Omega 3 also belongs to the group of “essential fatty acids” or those which the body can’t produce. These essential fatty acids are important in maintaining optimal body health, so a diet rich in Omega 3 is important.

The Japanese have been known to have long life expectancies. Studies have shown that they maintain a healthy diet which is mainly composed of fish. Unlike animal meat, fish meat contains fats which are essential and healthy. Having a fish diet provides us with large amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial to our health.

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Attention Deficit Disorder and Omega 3 Fish Oil- What’s The Link?

October 1st, 2009

Do you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity? If so, some studies have indicated that a daily dose of Omega 3 fatty acids may be worth investigating as a possible treatment.

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How healthy is your brain?

October 1st, 2009

What are the secrets to maintaining a healthy brain? According to a first-of-its-kind index, it may depend on where you live. If you live in the District of Columbia, you can consider yourself among the healthiest brains in America, according to the first comprehensive state-by-state measure of the nation’s brain health.

Residents of the top three ranking geographies – the District of Columbia, Maryland and Washington state – claim to consume high amounts of DHA omega-3, the good fat for maintaining your mental muscle that can be found in DHA-fortified foods, supplements and certain fish, including salmon and trout.

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