Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two New Healthy Things for Me!!

Last Thursday, I went to a new series on the body called Brilliant Body with a health store downtown, Creative Health. I have missed a couple of series, one on the digestive system (which I need) and something else, I can't remember. This past Thursday, it was on the circulatory system. They recommend a lot of things that I'm just like, eh, I'm not sure that I need to take hundreds of dollars worth of vitamins every month to stay healthy. I just not that  hippy yet :). BUT there are two things mentioned that I've heard from multiple sources and have decided to buy into.

1. Fish Oil
2. Grape Seed Oil

As you've read before, I started my healthy living journey with Crossfit and what's one thing they preach, fish oil tablets. They are ADAMANT that you take Fish Oil.

Crossfit and Dr Sears work together to talk about what nutrition is best for you. Zone is something crossfitters stress as well as Paleo. If you can do paleo zone, then you are a God in the eyes of your fellow Crossfiter. This was the first time I heard about Fish Oil and it's health benefits.

Brilliant Body discussed the benefits of Fish Oil as well, the biggest factor for me is that it helps reduce inflammation in your body. Why is inflammation bad for you?

Wikipedia always gives such good, dumbed down information. The benefits of Fish Oil according to Wiki -

*It aids in reducing your risk of cancer
*It helps prevent various cardiovascular diseases
*It aids in depression
*It helps reduce the chance of parkinsons and alzheimers disease
*It reduces inflammation in the body

There is much more information about Fish Oil that I just don't feel like going into, but as a runner/athlete who is putting a lot of demand on my body, Fish Oil is a great supplement to aid in recovery. The other aspect of this is that 1) I want to make sure the farm that creates the fish oil I buy is sustainable and non toxic to the fish/environment and 2) that the quality of the Fish Oil I am taking is good. So, those Kirkland fish oil tablets from Costco.. no. Those are not appropriate. This is what I got today from Earth Fare -

The lady said she highly recommends it so we'll see. 

Next on the list - Grape Seed Oil

I have always cooked with Olive Oil, but again, have read some articles, in a book and heard from the ladies at Creative Health that Olive Oil is toxic when heated above room temperature. The alternative, Grape Seed Oil. So I bought some of this today as well!!

Now, I'm ready to have a healthy heart!

1 comment:

  1. So funny, I just bought fish oil this weekend. Something just told me to, had no reasons. But I did read that you do not want to buy fish oil that comes from fish's liver. I never thought about buying from a non-toxic environment. Thanks for the tip.