Fish oil. It is one of the most commonly used supplements these days, estimated to be taken by 19 million adults in the U.S. alone. In the media, claims of its health benefits are broad and ubiquitous, ranging from heart disease and cancer prevention to treatment of ADHD. However, while there is little doubt that a diet rich in omega-3 foods is beneficial, do fish oil supplements—which also provide omega-3 fats—confer the same benefits for your health? And what if you are currently on one or thinking about starting—what are the ‘right’ reasons for doing so and the potential risks to consider? And finally, what should you look for in a product?
In answering these questions today, I hope to equip you with the confidence to make the best decisions in regards to your health. If you haven’t yet and would like an introduction to omega-3 fats and their natural food sources, take a look at the first part of this article.
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Omega-3 fatty acids and omega-3 foods. The benefits of fish oil. No doubt you’ve heard these mentioned before. But is it all true? While this article will present the fundamentals of omega-3 fatty acids—what they are, how much you need, and how you can get them naturally—be sure to check out the article focused on fish oil supplements and their benefits, with a discussion on what is known about them, what has changed, and what you need to be aware of. In this way, you will be empowered to make the best decisions for your personal health.
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Multivitamins. We see them everywhere. But have you ever wondered to yourself: Do I even need to take a multivitamin? Do they make a difference? And how do I even go about choosing one? This article will answer these important questions as well as provide you some tips on finding the perfect supplement for your needs.
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Are you wanting to lose a couple of pounds? Do you ever feel disenchanted by the fad diets, ‘magic foods,’ and weight loss tricks out there and wonder if there is actually any proof behind them other than just anecdotal or celebrity claims? The purpose of this post is to 1) present to you some scientifically proven weight loss tips that you can easily incorporate into your life and 2) direct you to the scientific evidence behind them.
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So how much water DO you need to drink a day? Is “8 glasses a day” really true? What if you just don’t like water? And does coffee count? Today, I will address the most commonly asked questions about fluid intake and give you essential tips on how much to drink, what to choose, and when.
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