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Resolve to Improve Your Health with Omega 3s

Resolve to improve your health with omega-3s Now that the holidays are over, many health-conscious Americans do their best to make healthier choices in the new year. But according to new research, even those who do their best to eat a balanced diet aren't getting enough omega-3s - essential nutrients that the body requires to function. Among their numerous benefits, omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA), have been associated with overall heart health, improving eye, brain and joint performance as we age. But when it comes to health, knowledge is just the first step. People should consider if they are consuming enough omega-3s and take action. A study recently published in Nutrients compared consumers' knowledge and perception about omega-3s in their diet with...

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Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health

Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can help you have a consistent energy level, feel calmer, improve cholesterol levels and lose weight. So, why aren’t more people following a low-glycemic diet and reaping these health advantages? Some say a low-GI diet is hard to follow. Others consider it an eating plan only for people living with diabetes. According to Dr. Nishath Hakim, these are myths. “As an integrative health physician, I have consistently seen how easily my patients learn to incorporate low-GI foods into their meal plans and how happy (and relieved) they are with their results,” says Hakim. Want to commit to a low-GI lifestyle? Here are some easy tips to help you see results: * Not sure...