Sorting out omega-3 supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most — if not the most — popular supplements on the market.  They come in different brands and different doses and different forms.  It can get confusing.  If you’re taking one, how did you choose it?  Full disclosure: I’ve been taking omega-3 for many years, and sometimes I’m […]

The vegan omega-3 dilemma

For most people, vegetarian and vegan diets have a health halo.  The benefits are numerous, from reduced risk for chronic diseases to weight loss to better digestive function.  But there are plenty of potentially adverse nutritional consequences to consider.  Intake of several nutrients could be compromised without careful planning: iron protein calcium zinc B12 vitamin […]

Canola: a healthy alternative to olive oil

“Canada” + “ola” = canola According to the Canola Council’s history of canola oil, that’s where the word “canola” came from.  The rapeseed plant was the original source, but rapeseed contains a high level of erucic acid, which can be toxic to humans.  Plus “rapeseed” isn’t a great name to put on a food label.  Canola […]

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