Some of us have bottles of fish oil pills in our refrigerators. We’re hoping these supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, might reap big benefits for our hearts. But new research suggests, “Don’t bother.” Is the research right? Find out.
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Learn the science-based facts on all things Mediterranean – fruits, vegetables, legumes, olive oil, and more. And find out what really matters when it comes to weight loss and better health.
We have a thirst for trendy drinks. Vitamin waters. Sports drinks. Exotic juices. And now, coconut water. It’s certainly refreshing, but is it really as healthy as the marketing campaigns suggest?
Many in the coconut oil business promote it as the “good” saturated fat. We hear about coconut oil’s “surprising health benefits.” What are the facts? What does nutrition science tell us about coconut oil? Find out.
Many of us love all things Italian, from Edie Falco to Ferraris to olive oil – especially olive oil. And the olive oil industry and media spur us on with articles asserting that olive oil is a “good” fat. But many journalists do not fully dissect the scientific studies they’re reporting on. Press releases aren’t questioned. Facts get distorted. Qualifiers disappear. Headlines turn sensational. And so does the truth.
Are fish oil pills good for you? Should you be taking them? If so, how much? Pritikin’s dietitians give you the basics on fish oil, what to look for when shopping, and cardiovascular disease prevention.