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The Skinny on the Fats We Eat

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

Sometimes dietary fat gets a bad rap, but the truth is we need fat to give us energy, help us build structures in the body, and absorb vitamins. In fact, there are some types of fat we literally can’t live without. The main way fats are classified is based on whether they are solid or

Get Better Results With Omega-3s

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

Whether you are an athlete in training, a dieter looking to maximize fat loss, or you find yourself concerned about losing strength as you age, weight training is important. As we tax muscles during strength training, we are actually creating damage to the muscles that must be repaired. As the tissue is damaged, cells produce

Reducing Knee Pain

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

The knee is not only the largest joint in the body, but it is also the most complex. It is made up of a complicated system of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilages, and cushioning sacs called bursae. Because movement of the knee join is involved in almost every activity, and because it is made up of

What Makes Essential Fatty Acids So Essential?

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

All of the fats we eat are more scientifically known as fatty acids. These fatty acids are necessary for a variety of metabolic functions and are also used to build some tissues. Our amazing bodies can breakdown different types of fats and use the pieces to create compounds it needs. However, there are two types

Omega-3s Promote Good Heart Health

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

For those with severe artery blockages, procedures like angioplasty, stenting or bypass surgery may be lifesaving. However, these procedures involve cutting into and then repairing the arteries, and this can lead to excessive inflammation and cause the artery to form scar tissue. When severe, this scarring of the arteries can cause permanent disability or death

Understanding Cartilage Damage

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

There are three different types of cartilage within the human body, two of which are found in our joints. The first type, articular cartilage, is a slick, smooth surface on the ends of bones that helps them slide easily past each other when we move our joints. Fibrocartilage is a thicker, tougher substance that acts

Four Tips for a Healthy Brain

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

#1 – Reduce Stress We all know that being stressed out can cause us to lose our ability to focus or remember details, but what you may not know is that the effects of stress hormones on the brain last long after the stressful situation is over. Studies show that long term stress, caused by

Living with Joint Pain

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

Millions of people around the world live with joint pain every single day. If you are experiencing pain from joint damage or other health problems, daily medication may provide some relief. However if you are concerned about side effects, or are interested in finding natural alternatives that may help you and your doctor reduce or

Understanding Triglycerides and What You Can Do to Keep Them in Check.

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

Simply put, triglycerides are the main form of fat found in the human body. Some triglycerides come from fats in the foods we eat. Others are made in our livers from excess carbohydrates. Triglycerides are broken down and burned as fuel in cells, or are stored in fat cells so they can be used for

How Junk Food Damages Your Brain

Written by OmegaXL on May 15, 2014

Garbage in, garbage out: how junk food can damage your brain, and what you can do about it. Decades of research show that eating junk food is harmful for a variety of reasons. Not only can junk food contribute to weight gain and disease, but it can also have negative effects on your brain. You