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Monday, November 5, 2012
Fish oil: Should you or shouldn't you?
Whether one should take fish oil supplements, in pills, is debatable -- but the health benefits of the fats that are natural in seafood really isn't open to question.
I always feel that it's better to get nutrients from food rather than pills. But if for some reason you can't eat enough fish, consider supplements.
A reader sent me a link to her blog post about why she recommends the fish oil pills Her reasons include well documented relationships between the fats in fish and cardiovascular health, control of depression, improvements in skin and facial complexion. and other important benefits. Click here to read the article.
At the University of Cincinnati, I teach writing, reporting and research methods to journalism students as well as a course in mass communication.
I also write a "Healthy Foodie" column, with co-author Mary Ann Barnes, M.D., for the magazine Whole Living Journal, which is distributed in the Cincinnati metro area.
I'm a freelance food and travel writer, a dedicated exercise fanatic (have been since my 20s) and an avid gardener, reader, cook and moviegoer. I'm live in Cincinnati with my husband, George, and recently lost my sweet mother, who died peacefully at 91.