Are You Sure You’re Getting Enough Omega-3s?

There’s a good chance you don’t know how much omega-3 fatty acids you’re getting in your diet and don’t feel like you’re getting enough for your health. Based on survey data collected by the Global Health and Nutrition Alliance (GHNA) and published in the journal Nutrition Today, 78 percent of respondents agree that omega-3 fatty acids are important for overall health. Continue reading →

Think Fast With Fats: Fish Oil for a Sharper Memory and Better Reaction Time

Fish oil supplements can boost memory and reaction time in healthy young adults and provide different benefits for men and women. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists in New Zealand found that the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found abundantly in fatty fish and fish oil, supported memory and reaction time (1) Continue reading →

7 Myths About Omega-3s

Half a century of research has taught us that omega-3s are essential for health. Not a year has gone by without new studies finding out that more in our diets would be better to protect our hearts, our skin, our brains, our joints, and more. But as science progresses, myths have found their way into the conversation about these all-important fats. Unfortunately, some of these myths could lead people to make poor choices for their health. Because of these issues, nutritional experts and scientists Continue reading →