Question and Answers

Question– Last week you recommended mussels because they were high in omega 3 fatty acids. How much omega 3 should I be getting?

Answer– I’ve received  several similar questions this week  and it actually took a bit of digging  to find an accurate answer.  Unlike nutrients like vitamin C or minerals like iron, there are no universal standards   to support a recommended daily allowance ( RDA).  Rather  boards of scientists have looked at  different nutritional studies to come up with a number  where they can say  offers health benefits.  In most cases, doctors examined  heart disease trials  to see how much omega 3  is needed to protect against cardiac problems.  Most of the experts established that the daily minimum for  health benefits of omega 3 is about 400mg/day.  At the other end,  they recommended  a maximum of 3000mg og daily omega … Continue Reading…

The True Beauty Oil

Linoleic Acid ( LA) is found in vegetable oils including safflower, sunflower and corn oil.  Its an “essential oil” which means  its one of two fatty acids that are  necessary for  good health.   Linoleic acid  hs been  shown to lower risk of heart disease, cancers and  reduce diabetes complictions.   When it comes to aging,  lack of linoleic acid  can cause dry skin, hair loss and slow wound healing. 

The NHANES study found that   women who had the highest levels of linoleic acid intake had  fewer signs of skin aging.   Its so easy to increase linoleic acid,  its stupid.  Use safflower  or cornoil  to saute food or prepare salad dressings.    Safflower based mayonaise  and margerine  will supply the same beauty benefits.  How easy is that?

But don’t  overdo it.  Fat is fat … Continue Reading…