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Answers to Common Seafood and Omega-3 Questions

Which types of seafood are best? Are freshwater fish from lakes good sources? How about farm-raised? Won’t it boost my fat intake? Are omega-3’s destroyed with cooking and storage? These questions and more are answered.

What Do You Expect from a Vitamin Pill?

A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that nearly half of Americans now take some kind of nutritional supplement. Yet studies also show that people often take supplements for nutrients they have already consumed in adequate amounts, and miss supplementing the nutrients they may lack.

Confusion Over Trans Fats

Trans fatty acids, commonly referred to as trans fats, are formed when vegetable oils are hydrogenated to harden and stabilize them. They have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Researchers are now investigating other possible adverse effects.

Four Steps that Pay High Dividends

If good health seems to demand too many healthy habits, you’ll be cheered to know new studies show that just four can play a major role in preventing the top causes of adult death and illness in our country.

Secrets of Success for Reaching Goals

Year after year, do you make the same New Year’s resolutions to eat better or exercise more – yet don’t? If you think it’s all about self-discipline, that pattern will continue.

Don’t Cheat Yourself…Go Whole Grain

Whole grains can be helpful in controlling blood sugar and insulin levels in people with diabetes, and a new study has suggested that including whole grains regularly may even help prevent diabetes.

Focus on Fiber For Fitness

Perhaps more than any other nutrition practice, good fiber intake is important to our daily quality of life.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Are They Good Fats??

Omega-3 fatty acids have been making sensational nutritional headlines recently, which seems to be at odds with health news about fat intake. What are these fatty acids?

Your Summer Garden: A Nutrition Smorgasbord

One of life’s greatest culinary treats is the taste of a fresh, juicy tomato ripe off the vine from your bountiful home garden. When you add the fresh green peas, zucchini, green beans and summer squash, you have a real summer smorgasbord of both great taste and nutrition.

Dietary Fat: Finding A Healthy Balance

Fat is a nutrient that is both much feared and much loved. It is a source of pleasure, guilt and confusion for many people. While eating some fat is both necessary and health promoting, eating too much fat is detrimental. When over-consumed, fat may contribute to some major health risks: heart disease, cancer, excess body fat, high blood pressure and adult onset diabetes.

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