Fitness Formulary Blog

Beyond Thanksgiving: Indigenous-Inspired Ingredients

Posted by Halie Ostberg on Nov 23, 2018 6:36:00 AM

Plant-based, local, homegrown, raw, and sustainable. All food buzzwords, and all part of the ‘pre-colonial’ diet.

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Topics: functional foods, healthy holidays, indigenous, thanksgiving, foraged foods

There's Something Fishy About (Most) Fish Oil...

Posted by Halie Ostberg on Nov 12, 2018 8:52:41 AM

While quality fish oil and omega-3s can be immensely effective supplements (for example: lowering fat levels in the blood - triglycerides), the industry's average time from "catch to capsule" is 2-3 years. This means many fish oil capsules contain rancid fish oil, which can actually be harmful to your health.

This study found fish oil supplements from three top-selling brands in the U.S. contained toxins, oxidized lipids, and saturated fats (all in quantities above international standards).

But with so many fish oil options on the shelves and little FDA regulation, how can you know which ones are the highest quality?

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Topics: heart health, Omega 3, quality fish oil, functional foods, lower cholesterol

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