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What is the Omega-3 Index?

Doctors and nutrition experts tell us to eat more fish, likely due to a stream of studies showing us we need more omega-3s, the beneficial fats that fish provide. These fats have been linked to better health from infancy to our golden years and at every age in between. They support growth and development, and heart, brain, vision, and joint health.So how do we know if we’re getting enough of these…

Bless Your Heart... With Fish Oil!

I can’t think of a single food or supplement that is more important for heart health than omega-3s from fish. That is saying a lot – considering my 34 (and counting) years working in nutrition education. But I stand by my statement. Fish oils are the most important supplement you can take to support a healthy heart.How do the omega-3s EPA and DHA love your heart? Let me count the ways.Keeping the…

The Importance of Omega-3s as we Age

I noticed an article in the December AARP Magazine. While I usually enjoy the advice the magazine shares with its millions of readers, I find I must comment on one message in their article on memory. Here is the advice:“There’s no evidence yet that downing supplements helps your memory over the long term, especially when it comes to two popular ones: vitamin E and omega-3s (in fish oil). A review…