Omega-3s, New & Improved
By Nicole Brechka
Look for these new EFA products at health food stores

Salmon-OilEssential fatty acid (EFA) supplements have come a long way since the days of unappetizing cod liver oil. Discover some of the latest ways to get your daily dose of good-for-you fat. And don’t be surprised if you actually enjoy some of these selections!

Carlson-Labs-Salmon-Oil-Complete You can’t always get fresh, wild-caught salmon. Or maybe you don’t like the taste of salmon but want the health benefits ascribed to this cold-water fish. Either way, Carlson Labs Salmon Oil Complete has you covered. These soft gels feature Norwegian virgin salmon oil in a high-potency form—with 800 mg of omega-3s and 15 different fatty acids. You also get astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant in salmon that has been shown to improve skin’s appearance and texture.
Doctor-in-the-Kitchen-Flackers Developed by a medical doctor and a seasoned food marketer, Dr. in the Kitchen Flackers are raw, gluten-free crackers made with organic flax. The sprouted and dehydrated crisps contain minimal ingredients, which makes them ideal for anyone on a restrictive diet. Choose from Cinnamon & Currants, Sun Ripened Tomato & Basil, Dill, Rosemary, and Savory. A delicious way to fill up on flax!
Coromega-Big-Squeeze-Tropical Have a little fun while you get a whopping dose of brain- and heart-protective omega-3s. New from Coromega, Big Squeeze is a 16-oz eco-friendly drink pouch featuring a yummy emulsion of fish oil (3,000 mg per serving). Choose from Tropical Orange Nectar, Mango Nectar, and Lemon Nectar.
Barleans-Wild-Whole-Krill-Oil Krill are tiny crustaceans that feed on phytoplankton and are eaten by other fish. Abundant in the icy, pristine waters of the Antarctic, krill has been shown to be easier to digest and absorb than other forms of omega-3s. We like Barlean’s new Wild & Whole Krill Oil because it features Superba Krill oil, a proprietary form of the omega-3-rich oil that is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council to ensure sustainability.
Carrington-Garms-Flax-Chia Once you try Carrington Farms’ new Flax Chia Blend, you might be asking yourself, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?” This versatile mix of organic milled flax seeds and chia seeds is an excellent source of vegetarian omega-3 fats. You can add the seeds to yogurt, smoothies, breakfast cereals, oatmeal, and salads; use them as a binding agent for meatloaf and casseroles; and much more.


Banish the Burp

Here are a few tricks to ensure you get all the health-boosting benefits of fish oil without the aftertaste.

  • Store fish oil in the freezer. Taking frozen capsules slows the breakdown of the oil in the stomach.
  • Take your supplement at the beginning of a meal.
  • Take fish oil soft gels instead of a liquid.
  • Try a flavored fish oil product in lemon or orange.
  • Take a higher grade of fish oil.

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