More On Fish Oil

A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia in Adelaide and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; found that a combination of fish oil supplements and exercise, led to an average reduction in fat mass of 3.5 lbs. In contrast, there were no significant changes observed for the fish oil-only group, the placebo-only group, or the placebo with exercise group. Unlike previous research where the study design has been questioned, this was a well-controlled study showing that the combination of omega-3 fats from fish and aerobic exercise produced significant improvement in body composition in overweight and obese subjects.

The Bigger Picture: Despite the mounting health evidence behind adding fish to your diet, many avoid fish due to the rising costs of fresh seafood, fears about contaminants, or simply because you don't like the taste. To save money buy in bulk at savings clubs like Sam's or Costco and freeze whatever you won't use in a couple of days. If you're concerned about heavy metals, choose farmed catfish, tilapia, Alaska & Pacific salmon, Pacific flounder, or anchovies, which are generally much lower in mercury than larger deep sea fish. For those of you who want to eat fish but can't get past the taste, try a different type. Like meats which vary in the texture and gaminess, different fish have more or less fishy taste. Still can't bring yourself to do it? Consider taking a fish oil softgel supplement. Better yet, try one that's coated like our new Enteric Coated Fish Oil Softgels. Available in 100 and new 200 count sizes, our softgels provide 300 milligrams of EPA & DHA long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and are covered with a special coating that helps keep the fishy taste away going down and keeps it from coming back up.
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