Omega Crunch flax seed giveaway

As a dietitian, when I hear the word flax I automatically think “omega-3s, omega-6s and a good source of fibre”. However, I rarely stop to think about what flax actually is. What is flax? Flax is a flowering blue plant that grows in the cooler prairie provinces of Canada. Flax seeds have gained a lot ofContinue reading “Omega Crunch flax seed giveaway”

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

What are essential fatty acids? Essential fatty acids are a type of fat that your body is not able to produce. They need to be obtained from diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 are types of essential fatty acids. What are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids? Omega-3 and omega-6 refer to the chemical structure of the fattyContinue reading “Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids”

Fish and mercury – Is there a place for canned tuna?

Whenever I tell people to eat more fish for the health benefits (omega 3’s, lean protein) the topic of mercury tends to come up. Questions such as “But if I eat more fish, will I be eating too much mercury?” and “Which fish contain a lot of mercury?” are often asked. In general, the largerContinue reading “Fish and mercury – Is there a place for canned tuna?”

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Do omega-3 eggs taste better?

When I was growing up the selection of eggs was medium, large, extra large, white and brown. Now you have omega-3 eggs, organic eggs, free-run eggs, free-range eggs and processed eggs products such as liquid egg whites and reduced cholesterol liquid egg products. Do eggs really have to be that complicated? Omega-3s have received aContinue reading “Do omega-3 eggs taste better?”