CharlieAJA via Getty Images
Fish and fish oils are the main dietary source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
As healthful as some oils can be, aim to consume whole foods as often as possible. Avocados are a perfect example. They offer much more than just their monounsaturated fats. They are also a wonderful source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, as well as soluble fiber. All of these nutrients are absent in the extracted oil.
Tijana87 via Getty Images
The Fall marks back to school and back into that dreaded word (for some) "routine." With a busy schedule, having healthy snacks on hand is a must! These little bites are the perfect punch of energy yo...
by sharaff via Getty Images
Keep your energy and spirits up with these simple tips.
Ezra Bailey via Getty Images
Long before the health movement became popular, fish oil was recognized as a healthy part of a nutritious diet. The actual benefit didn't really become known until the 1970s when ingestion of these oils apparently led to better cardiovascular health. Within a few decades, the oil (as well as the fish itself) was suggested as a means to keep heart disease at bay. Today, we know of several chemicals contained within the oil that improve our health. Some of the best are the omega-3 fatty acids.
eskymaks via Getty Images
Bananas contain dopamine and a wealth of B-vitamins which help to boost mood. They are especially rich in vitamin B6 which helps to calm the nervous system. Bananas are packed with magnesium which promotes a positive mood. Blueberries and black berries contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that help your brain to produce dopamine.
FotografiaBasica via Getty Images
You know fish is good for you, but you might not be familiar with the specifics, so let's go over them. It's high in protein, calcium, iron, potassium and omega-3s. In a 2013 study published by the Am...
Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.
TS Photography via Getty Images
Most people don't associate the words "fried" and "healthy," but with a few simple modifications, fried rice CAN actually be good for you!
It's one those fats you should be adding to your diet. Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fat (a good one) and is essential for our bodies to promote heart, cognitive and eye health. "Our bodies can’t mak...
Avocados are a fruit not a vegetable. Also known as the Alligator Pear, they are delicious, buttery tasting and contain numerous health benefits. But why do people shy away from them? The answer lies in the fact that one avocado has 325 calories and 30 gm of fat!
The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.
When we eat a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, we feel better, have increased energy and improve our immune system. Here are my favourite picks of delicious affordable foods that can help fight chronic disease. And the bonus is that nutrient dense food tastes great!
In terms of oils, most health conscious consumers are on board with the notion, "canola and vegetable bad, extra virgin olive and coconut good." It seems like there are new varietals hitting the shelves everyday -- flavoured oils are hot right now -- but here's the rundown on a few you might want to consider adding to your pantry.
Although eating fish confers some health benefits, a growing body of evidence suggests there's less support for the value of fish oil supplements. Oily fish such as salmon, trout and herring are exce...
Chances are that soft, supple skin that feels good and looks healthy (not to mention youthful) is on your most wanted list for summer. However, to really turn dry, unhealthy skin around you have to start from the inside out. Luckily you don't have to buy expensive creams and potions to turn it around, a few simple additions to your supplement and dietary plan will do the trick.
Because all the species of salmon differ in the quantity and quality of their fat, your weekly ration will depend on the type you're eyeing. With sockeye, you'd need around a small can a week. With pink, you could almost double that amount. Here's the difference between wild, farmed and organic, and what you're getting out of each.
How often do you walk through your supermarket and read luring food labels with terms such as lower sodium, lower fat, reduced calories, omega-3s, "Lite", organic or natural? And that's only the beginning! Often when you read between the lines you will find you're not getting the entire story.