Tag: omega-3 fatty acids

Nutrition for Pregnant Women

during pregnancy what and how much should I eat to get enough nutrients for my baby should I take vitamin supplements and what sort of food should I avoid it’s good to know you’ve thought about diet during pregnancy let me talk you through some key issues including the importance of diet at different stages…


Which Are Better: Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?

[Music] we’ve been eating chia seeds for more than 5,000 years historically one of the main crops grown in the Western Hemisphere they’re exceptionally high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids though like flax seeds it’s better to grind them up even eating two tablespoons of whole chia seeds every day for ten weeks led…


Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?

“Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?” According to two of perhaps the most credible nutrition authorities, the World Health Organization and the European Food Safety Authority, we should get at least a half a percent of our calories from the essential short chain omega 3 ALA, which is easy, just like…


Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation

“Omega 3’s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation” 2013 was a bad year for fish oil. Claims were crushed that the long chain omega 3’s in fish oil, EPA, and DHA would stop the progression of heart disease. And then DHA was associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and monumentally failed to treat macular degeneration….


Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression

“Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression” Depression affects more than 150 million people worldwide, making it a leading cause of losing healthy years of life as a result of disability. In fact by 2020, depression may be the second leading cause of healthy years of life lost, second only to heart disease. Why is depression so common?…


Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?

“Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?” We are all fatheads. About a half of the dry weight of our brain is fat. Lower levels of the long-chain omega 3 fat, DHA, in some areas of Alzheimer’s brains got people thinking that maybe DHA was protective. Since the level of DHA in the brain…


Vinegar and Artery Function

“Vinegar and Artery Function” There was a famous study from Harvard published back in ’99 that found that women who used oil-and-vinegar salad dressing about every day went on to have fewer than half the fatal heart attacks compared to women who hardly ever used it. Less than half the risk of the #1 killer…


Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

“Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?” A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breast-feeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development. Maybe DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body isn’t stupid and…


How to Get Omega 3 On A Vegan Diet | Dr Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org

You say you’re vegan, right? Mm hmm…okay…yeah…well… Omega-3’s and stuff so…you should really get on some fish oil supplements. For your Omega-3’s No I don’t need to do your blood work, just take’em. Hi it’s Emily from Bite Size Vegan and welcome to another vegan nugget. Today is the second installation of my interview with…


Fish and Diabetes

“Fish and Diabetes” In the past two years, 6 separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis, though, is to compile together the best studies done to date and see what the overall balance of evidence shows. The fact that there are…