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Food & Diet

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There are a few blogs going around about fish-oil supplements not being good for you. This is based on a study showing "there was no significant link between deaths, sudden deaths, heart-related deaths, heart attacks, and strokes, in people who took fish oil supplements." This makes total sense as taking a fish-oil pill is not a significant part of your diet and as a sole food item does very little by itself. The benefits of omega-3 comes from it being in higher concentration or what was our original concentration vs omega-6, omega-9 and other oils in every meal. When in proper balance, our bodies undergo less stress and inflammation. Now that is a hard topic to study if only the supplement is counted. If you are taking one pill, then eat several times the fat in lower quality food products, there will be an imbalance in omega-3 ratios still. That makes the pill useless as a cure all.

The reason much of our other foods create this imbalance is the fact that our live-stock is now lower in omega-3 due to industrialization and low quality food in their diets. To save world hunger and for big-business to make more profit, we have created fast growing amazing foods that have less nutrients. With this, we are suffering a new phase of health issues and everyone is searching for that magic pill. My opinion is the fish-oil pill is good, but the story is much more complex. The real problem is we should not have to be looking to replace nutrients that are being stripped out of our milk, beef, chicken and other food items because they are stuffed with corn and wheat instead. On top of it, this corn and wheat is only lacking nutrients because it is not given the level of nutrients as well. I bet the Native Americans who planted a fish with their corn seed had some of the most nutritious corn in the world. I would love to see these types of studies to see why we even need supplements, then fix that problem.

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