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Omega 3s: What they are and why you need them

July 23, 2014

When it comes to fat, there are good sources and not-so-good sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are arguably one of the best types of fat you can consume for your health.  

There are three kinds of essential fatty acids known as omega 3s: ALA, DHA, and EPA. Your body doesn’t make them, so they have to be obtained through your diet. Start with whole food sources and incorporate supplements if you feel you need more omega 3s.

B Energetic! Why Bs are vital to your energy level

July 15, 2014

Feeling rundown? You might want to up your intake of B vitamins.

The B vitamins – thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, biotin, folic acid, and vitamin B12 – perform many essential functions in the body, including turning the food we eat into energy. Without a full spectrum of B vitamins, energy levels can become less than optimal.

B vitamins are also necessary to make hormones and neurotransmitters so that our brain can communicate, which affects mood. They can also help us detoxify.