Making a sustainable choice with omega-3s
The krill oil industry has recently faced negative media coverage due to over fishing in areas that have been put forward as ocean sanctuaries. Keeping these areas protected will support marine ecosystems in building resilience to the combined impacts of climate change, pollution and fishing.
Krill are harvested for their high omega-3 content, but did you know that the omega-3 in krill and certain fish is due to the algae that they eat? Certain strains of algae produce omega-3 EPA and DHA and are 100% sustainable. Look for the life’sDHA logo when choosing an omega-3 supplement for an eco-friendly, plant-based, vegetarian source of omega-3.
Although a vegetarian diet tends to be more protective against heart disease compared to a traditional Western diet, some risk factors for heart disease are increased. So, as a vegetarian, it’s still essential to consider your heart health.
Many mothers are caring for more people than just their children, they’re also caring for their parents who need to maintain healthy habits throughout the second half of their lives. If you’re a caregiver, read on to learn how an important nutrient – omega-3s – can help support your loved ones’ health.
Certain strains of algae produce omega-3 EPA and DHA and are 100% sustainable.
With so much information available about kids’ nutrition – what to eat, how to supplement and more – it’s hard to get a firm grasp on what it takes to raise a healthy child. In the U.S.
Did you know that you can get your omega-3 levels checked? Learn how registered dietitian, Tori Schmitt, fared when she had her levels checked.
Meet the company behind the vegetarian sources of DHA and EPA – life’sDHA™ and life’s™OMEGA – and learn how researchers discovered that microalgae are the original sources of these important healthy fats.
You may not realize how many products you consume each day are actually fortified foods, as they have become such a major part of our diet in developed countries. Read how fortified foods can be part of a healthy diet.
Does every bite make you wonder how you’re impacting the environment with your food choices? You’re not alone. Registered Dietitian, Melanie McGrice, shares three easy tips for sustainable eating.
Hitting the road this holiday season? Don’t sacrifice your family’s nutrition just because you’re away from home. Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN shares the ultimate road trip snack pack ideas to make your next trip a little healthier.