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.
The brain is, arguably, the most important organ in the human body. It is responsible for controlling and coordinating all of our bodily functions, as well as our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is what makes us who we are. Therefore, it is crucial that we maintain good brain health in order to live our happiest and healthiest life. One way we can do this is by paying attention to the foods we eat, as certain foods have been shown to promote brain health, while others may negatively affect it. In this article, I will discuss some of the best and worst foods for brain health.
Vitamin D. Do you ever wonder if you are getting enough of it, whether you should be taking a supplement, or why vitamin D is even important?
In this article, I will discuss everything you need to know about this essential nutrient and hormone—how to get it, what foods have it, and how to choose and take a vitamin D supplement if you need it.
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.
Cholesterol. It is something that you’ve probably have had checked at least once in your life as part of your routine doctor’s visit. You may also have heard your doctor mention your “LDL and HDL” levels and how it is important to have healthy levels of both. But do you know why?
In this article, I will go over what you need to know about cholesterol and provide essential tips on how you can lower your “bad cholesterol” while improving your “good cholesterol”—all while doing it safely and naturally.
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.