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Two Fish You Should NEVER Eat!!!

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Fish can be so so so healthy!

It's really high protein and low fat, with the fat being the good kind of omega-3 fatty acids!

But not all fish are created equal, with some being more toxic than others!

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New Study Throws Omega-3's Under The Bus!

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Omega 3 Supplements No Help

Well, Omega-3 supplements, that is!

It's true, a new study is showing that those fish oil pills you've been taking haven't been doing anything at all — it shows that the supplements don’t lower users’ risks of heart attack, stroke, sudden death or death from heart disease or any cause.

Part of the study had scientists reviewing 20 studies dating back to 1989 that involved 68,680 participants. So it wasn't small by any means.

So what's up with the conclusion now vs. what it was in the past?

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Omega-3 Supplements Might Not Be Helping Very Much

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Omega 3 Factz

In fact, in a new study, Omega-3 supplements had little or no real effect on cognitive abilities and those tested didn't perform better on standard tests of mental abilities, memory or verbal fluency than those who took placebos.

Bummer!

But that doesn't mean that's the final word

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Fish Oil Does Not Aid Weight Loss

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Despite previous reports that said that fish oil boosted weight loss, researchers are now saying that fish oil has nothing to do with losing weight.

A group of overweight adults were given omega-3 fatty acids, while another group was given placebos. The group who took the fish oil capsules didn't lose any more weight than those who were given the inactive pills.

Doctors do say, however, that fish oil does have many other health benefits and with its ability to help cut cholesterol, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce blood pressure, it makes sense for many diet programs to suggest that fish oil should be consumed.

Researchers add:

"Whereas one may not enhance weight loss by taking supplements with this level of omega-3 fatty acids, the protective cardiovascular effect should still be realized because of the sheer increase in blood concentrations of the fatty acids."

Makes sense to us! Whether or not you plan to lose weight, consuming omega-3 supplements along with a healthy diet and regular exercise can still provide many positive results when it comes to other health issues.

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Healthy Packaged Foods

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Healthy Packaged Foods

Packaged foods can be bad news — even when they claim to be healthy.

A big problem with many packaged foods is that they contain omega-6 fats (which have the opposite effect of healthy omega-3 fats). Omega-6 fats can be in foods you never would have suspected, like crackers and pasta sauces.

Here’s a list of some healthy choices within a few packaged food categories:

Salad Dressings

BRIANNAS (all flavors)
Cains Naturally Delicious All Natural Dressing (some flavors, including Asian Sesame Vinaigrette)
Drew's All Natural (all flavors)

Pasta Sauces

Bertolli (many flavors, including Marinara with Burgundy Wine)
Classico (some flavors, including Tomato Basil)
Dell'Amore (all flavors)

Granola Bars

Honest Foods Granola “Planks” (all flavors)
Kashi TLC Chewy Granola Bars (most flavors)
Nature Valley (some flavors, including Oats ’n Honey)

Tip: If you have trouble finding traditional granola bars that don’t contain omega-6-rich oils, try a fruit-and-nut bar, such as LÄRABAR.

Breads

Alvarado Street Bakery (many varieties)
Dimpflmeier (many varieties)

Mayonnaise

Cains Naturally Delicious All Natural
Spectrum Canola Mayonnaise (also available in Light)

Crackers

Dr. Kracker (all flavors)
Kashi TLC Crackers (all flavors)
Old London JJ Flats Flatbreads (all flavors)

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