Posts Tagged ‘omega 3’

How to Cook Pumpkin Seeds for Halloween and Beyond

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Halloween Recipes – How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

Jack O'Lantern

We recently talked about the sweet Omega 3 and antioxidant benefits of pumpkin seeds. Since the autumn is upon us and Halloween fast approaches, I thought it appropriate to discuss some Pumpkin Seed Recipes.

Every time you carve a jack-o-lantern you end up with a Halloween decoration and a bowl full of stringy, slimy, pumpkin guts that don’t look the least bit appetizing. To make them appetizing, follow these instructions, and you’ll end up with a really healthy Halloween snack that everyone can enjoy.

Once considered to be trashcan fodder, we now know you can roast them, toast them, or nuke them; and you can season pumpkin seeds with a wide variety of flavors. Check it out!


The Best Omega 3 Snacks (Other Than Flax Seed Oil – Yuck!)

Monday, September 13th, 2010
Dr. John Berardi
John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition related conferences; and published countless articles online.

His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago, provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

Today’s Topic – The Best Omega 3 Snacks


Black Rice, Omega 3 Margarine, and The Mediterranean Diet

Monday, August 30th, 2010
Healthy Couple

Today I would like to show you some current news articles about healthy topics like Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, the high antioxidant concentration of Black Rice, and a fun little slideshow about the Mediterranean Diet.

We just can’t take old news for granted, because studies are confirming and rejecting some of what we think we know. Myths are created and dispelled on a daily basis. Check it out.


Fish Oil and Hash Help Prevent Psychotic Episodes

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Fish Oil Helps Prevent Psychosis

Crazy Fish
Crazy Fish

A study of potential schizophrenics has determined that supplementing with fish oil, primarily long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, can reduce the risk of ever developing full-blown schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder. In fact, supplementing with fish oil was found to be equally effective at preventing psychotic episodes as anti-psychotic medications.

The study was conducted with 81 patients at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic disorder. At the end of the study, less than 5% of patients supplementing with fish oil developed full-blown psychosis, while nearly 28% of patients in the placebo group transitioned to a psychotic state.

This is great news for adolescents, since that age group is highly affected by the weight gain side effects of anti-psychotic medication. Supplementing daily with fish oil sounds like a great idea to me.


Arugula and Melon Salad

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

This healthy recipe is provided by, which will inevitably be your source for information about healthy restaurant foods.

Currently they are Alpha testing and the website is not available for login, but you can sign up with your e-mail address to give it a try. I’m told they plan to go live with a Beta release this summer, at which time you will be sent all the proper login information.



Salmon Jerky

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Salmon Jerky
Salmon Jerky

How to Make Salmon Jerky

The winner of the Project Swole recoup|90 product giveaway is Ken from Texas.

Ken sent in this awesome recipe for salmon jerky, which is great because I love salmon and I love jerky.

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat because of it’s high fish oil and protein content.

Congratulations Ken, I hope you enjoy your recoup|90 fish oil.

Please also check out Ken’s website Decorating with Tulle.


How to Get Free Fish Oil Capsules

Friday, February 27th, 2009

There are only two days left to qualify for the free giveaway of a month’s supply of recoup|90 fish oil!

Find the original contest post at the Project Swole free fish oil giveaway page.

Why would you even want to take fish oil?

Just read the following articles and you will be convinced:


Several Studies Say Fish Oil an Important Dietary Supplement for Diabetics

Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Atlantic Cod
Atlantic Cod

Read on to discover why supplementing with fish oil is important for you, but even more so if you are diabetic.

Why You Want To Supplement with Fish Oil

Simply stated, Omega-3 consumption is directly linked to the reduction of triglycerides and therefore a decrease in risk for developing coronary heart disease.

Being that diabetics have an increased risk of heart disease from elevated levels of triglycerides, this is most important for those individuals, but is still important for the rest of us. Fortunately I am not diabetic yet, although I am annoyingly insulin resistant. Hopefully I will never develop type II diabetes.

::knocks on wood::


Best Fish Recipe to Win 1 Month Supply of Recoup|90 Fish Oil

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

It’s Project Swole’s first ever product giveaway!

We all know how important it is to get enough essential fatty acids in your diet, especially Omega-3s. What better way to get your daily dose of Omega-3s, than to supplement with fish oil?

If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of supplementing with fish oil, read some of the following posts:


11 Reasons to Supplement With Omega-3

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Fish Oil Benefits

Healthy PeopleThe essential Omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The human body cannot synthesize Omega-3 fatty acids, but it can form 20 and 22 carbon, unsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids from the 18 carbon Omega 3 fatty acid ALA.

Both the Omega-3 ALA and Omega-6 linoleic acid are essential nutrients which must be obtained from food or supplements.

Synthesis of the longer Omega-3 fatty acids from linoleic acid within the body is competitively slowed by the Omega-6 analogues. This is why it is very easy to end up with a deficit of Omega-3 fatty acids if additional Omega-3s are not ingested through Omega-3 supplementation.