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”
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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?”
Ch-ch-ch-chia! Do you remember those Chia Pet commercials that aired in the 80’s where these cute little plant holders would grow sprouts that looked like hair? Well, the seeds that were used are what you see in many health food stores today – chia seeds. In addition to making a cute potted plant, chia seedsContinue reading “Chia seeds”
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?”