Fitness Formulary Blog

Beyond Chia Pets: All About Ancient Grains

Posted by Halie Ostberg on Jan 9, 2019 11:22:21 AM

Until relatively recently, the only reference to “Chia” in popular culture was the Chia Pet®. My, how the once lowly chia has risen to nutritional heights (along with an assortment of other “ancient” grains). Like many nutritional practices, chia seeds reflect the rediscovery of ancient wisdom.

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Topics: healthy snacks, heart health, Omega 3, indigenous, evidence-based, research-based, omegas, ancient grains, healthy carbs, chia, healthy eating, omega 6

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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