Even though I am a fish eater, a few months back I decided I wanted to add fish oil to my diet for the additional heart healthy and brain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. But I had a couple of challenges--I had trouble swallowing pills or capsules, and I was nervous about being plagued by the dreaded "fish burps".
Fortunately, strolling the aisles at my local Wild Oats Natural Market which is now Whole Foods Market post-merger, I stumbled upon a terrific answer to my fish oil dilemma. Coromega Omega-3 Fatty Acids supplement.
This product comes in a little packet like ketchup or mustard for take-out food, and is flavored orange with a hint of chocolate or lemon lime. You can simply squeeze it out of the packet into your mouth, put it on a spoon or mix it into juice or yogurt. I just eat it out of the packet directly (my husband keeps teasing me saying I am eating ketchup), and keep it cold in the refrigerator for best taste (it does not need to be refrigerated).
The actual product is the consistency of pudding and it tastes terrific--you would never know this is a fish oil supplement! A serving is 20 calories and delivers 650 mg of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, 350 mg of EPA and 230 of DHA. The product, unlike actual fish is free from mercury and PCB's (it's third-party tested). There is also a special children's version called Coromega Child Brain and Body.
For those of you out there who do not like to eat fish, this is the way to get this dietary essential.
Besides the heart health and brain function benefits, fish oil is credited with development of unborn babies during pregnancy, and newly-born infants, skin health, immune system health, joint health and can possibly even help as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Always check with your health care professional before adding any supplements to your diet, but if you are looking for a delicious and potent way to add fish oil and its omega-3 benefits to your diet, I don't think you can go wrong with Coromega which is now a daily part of my regimen.
You can easily find Coromega in natural foods markets and many vitamin stores, or order directly from Coromega. You can even request a free sample via their website at:
http://www.coromega.com (click on the words "free sample" in the left hand column).
--Melanie R. Jordan, Author of Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! Available 24/7 at http://www.HealthyEatingCoach.com
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