The benefits of Omega-3 Fish Oil

Studies Show Omega-3 Fish Oil Provides Benefits Essential to Your Health.

Over the last ten years, we have seen countless vitamin and supplement fads appear as “the next big thing” in nutrition, only to see them disappear just as fast as they entered the market. Throughout this period, only a select few supplements have stood the test of time, the most recognizable, and most beneficial of which being Omega-3 Fish Oil.

Despite the many dreadful diseases and cancers that claim numerous lives each year, according to the World Health Organization, heart disease still ranks as the #1 cause of death throughout the entire world. Heart disease remains so deadly because so many factors can contribute to it, including outside influences such as smoking and not eating properly, and genetic makeup in the case that there is a history of heart-related illness in your family.

To help combat the negative influences on our heart health, the medical community has suggested for years that increasing the amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in one’s diet, which are found in fish, are extremely important in both preventing and managing heart disease.

The dilemma, of course, is that not everybody likes fish. So in order to give those who do not enjoy meals from the sea all of the benefits that come with eating foods rich in omega-3’s, companies began producing over the counter omega-3 fish oil supplements, as well as prescription fish oil medicines.

The reason that these products have remained so popular is simple: They work. Organisations such as The American Heart Association recommends consuming up to 3 grams of omega-3 fish oil each day, because of the following benefits:
– Lowered Blood Pressure,
– Reduction of triglycerides,
– Reduction in the chance of an abnormal heart rhythm,
– The slowing of plaque development around in the arteries,
– Reductions in the chances of both heart attack and stroke,
– Lessening the chance of sudden cardiac death in those currently suffering from heart disease.

Whilst health adults, including both men and women, and even pregnant women are highly recommended to use omega-3 fish oil, extra caution should be taken when it comes to children. Because of the “picky” diets that children tend to have, it may seem like a good choice to supplement their lack of omega-3 intake with omega-3 fish oil. However, this is still a controversial issue, as it remains unclear as to the proper dosage amount, as well as conflicting studies on whether omega-3 fish oil actually benefits children.

As always, it’s important to consult your physician when starting any new medical regimen, to make sure that you’re taking a dosage level that is consistent with your body’s needs. But after decades of successful research and use of omega-3 fish oil, the only real question remains is why you’re not using it?

December 8, 2014Permalink

Caffeine And Pregnancy

kardashian-pregnantAre caffeine and pregnancy really such a bad combination?

We hear so many different studies and ideas being promoted about caffeine by the media, so how do we know what’s true? Caffeine and pregnancies can be bad combinations in certain ratios. Although you do not have to cut caffeine from your diet completely, you should cut back on it to some extent.

Caffeine And Pregnancy Can Be Bad But Not Always. Having over 300 milligrams per day of caffeinated drinks and food can be harmful. This is approximately the amount you would get from two or three cups of coffee or six cans of soda.

When considering caffeine and pregnancy, do keep in mind, however, that the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee depends on the strength of the coffee.

You don’t have to cut caffeine completely out of your diet; you can still take trips to Starbucks and make your morning cup of Folgers or Maxwell House, but while you are pregnant you should be more careful.

If you are pregnant but drink coffee mostly for the smell in your house and feeling of warmth, you may want to choose a decaf version of your favorite coffee.

Decaffeinated coffee may not give you that extra kick start, but you will still get to feel that warmth and comfort from a morning cup of your favorite coffee blend.

Drinking coffee is one of my life’s greatest pleasures. There are a variety of reasons for my feelings on the subject. To some extent, I just love drinking coffees of all shapes and sizes. But on the other hand, I love the taste of the caffeine and I love the friendly, relaxed environment of coffee houses.

Drinking Coffees – The Caffeine Rush

In our busy lives, we often don’t get nearly as much sleep as we need, especially in college. I never started drinking coffee until I only slept two hours a night and studied (and played) for 22 hours a day. I began my addiction at a local coffee house much like Starbucks, where I drank coffee almost every day.

And it has continued over the years with my buying a coffee machine and drinking all brands such as Folgers, Millstone, or Maxwell House. I drink those coffees every day. Sometimes I drink decaf coffee, but I still love that caffeine rush.

Coffee Houses – Food, Fun, and More

Although I make drinks in own coffee machine, I still love going out and meeting friends at coffee houses every once in a while for a drink. The relaxing atmosphere makes it a great place to unwind after a long day.

At a coffee house, I get to have my all time favourite coffee drinks with none of the making. We all drink coffee for different reasons, but we all recognize this as one of our favourite things to do.

April 6, 2014Permalink