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Which foods are good sources for Omega 3s?

Under the right circumstances, our body transforms Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) into other omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, even if we consume large amounts of plant-based ALA, our body converts ALA into EPA and DHA at a “very low ratio,” and only when there is a satisfactory supply of

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Finding omega-3 fats in fish: Farmed versus wild

Recently, a Harvard Heart Letter subscriber emailed us a question: Is there a difference between farm-raised and wild-caught salmon in terms of omega-3 fatty acid content? I’ve wondered about this myself while standing at the fish counter at my local grocery store. I can often find farm-raised

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Another Fat Wonder! DHA

DHA is a nutrient dense food for our brain. Another FAT WONDER! DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a fatty acid found in marine algae (sea weed) in the highest concentrations. Learn more about omega 3s here. Although marine animals are rich in omega-3s, they do not produce these fatty

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How to Find the Best Olive Oil

The kind of oil you use in your food matters. This is true especially when it comes to bottles labeled extra-virgin olive oil, which can be anything from awful to something so sublime you want to sip it from a spoon. Picking a bottle at random from

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Are Fats Really Bad For Us

During this week’s Game of Thrones, Gilly makes a joke to ease Samwell Tarly’s vomiting bouts while bouncing along the ocean. She discusses her confusion about the words ‘see’ and ‘sea.’ No masterpiece theater, but there is truth in it. When one word sounds like another, we

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Why your diet should include more fat

Think back to the ’80s and ’90s when buying anything that didn’t don a low-fat label was simply taboo. Back then, butter and egg yolks topped the “do not eat” list, while refined carbs and packaged foods weren’t given a second thought. But times have definitely changed.

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The Case for Eating Butter Just Got Stronger

A new study found no link between eating butter and heart disease. It looks like butter may, in fact, be back. The creamy condiment is a “middle-of-the-road” food, nutritionally speaking—better than sugar, worse than olive oil—according to a new report, which adds to a growing body of research

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Vegetable Oil May Not Be Healthful

Experts Say Vegetable Oil May Not Be As Healthful As We Thought   The American Heart Association, U.S. Dietary Guidelines and most doctors and nutritionists say that if you eat more “healthy fats” from vegetable and seed oils and less “bad fats” from red meat and dairy products,

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There’s More to Diet Than Salad!

The fat-burning foods that will help us lose weight and heal   In order to lose weight and heal, we need to stay away from foods which have little or no nutritional value (empty calories) and consume more nutrient rich foods. The more nutrient rich foods we eat, the slimmer we shall get.

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The True Cause of Chronic Health Problems …

Obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, … The true reason for all these and many more chronic health conditions is the consumption of high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar, and radically reduced amount of fat; the Standard American Diet (SAD). In

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