NUTRITION TIP: Go Fish and Lose Weight!

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If you’re not eating much seafood, you could be missing out on some serious weight-loss benefits. In fact, 4 grams of concentrated fish oil daily may increase muscle mass while reducing body fat. The fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce inflammation and levels of the stress hormone cortisol, both of which cause your body to hang on to fat. If you’re healthy, you’re better off getting omega-3s not by a fish oil supplement but by eating at least three servings per week of oily fish (wild Alaskan salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring). Avoid carnivorous fish such as swordfish and marlin, which spend a lot of time in coastal waters where pollution levels are higher; bluefish, which tend to concentrate mercury; and albacore tuna, which may harbor the same pollutants as swordfish and marlin.

Read more articles about fish oil supplements by Dr Weil

For supplement, be careful because some of those can contain toxins, heavy metals as well as pesticides and PCBs. But if you don’t eat enough choose a brand that provides high levels of both EPA and DHA in the least number of capsules and are distilled to remove PCBs and other contaminants (from Andrew Weil, M.D).

Read more here: Guide to Liquid Fish Oil: Are Liquid Fish Oils better than Capsules?

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