The truth about Omega Fish Oils is finally coming to the surface. Touted for its supposed amazing benefits for the heart and the brain, many have religiously incorporated the oils into their diets. A new study has proven that all the hype was purely in vain. America has been nearly obsessed in recent years.
The shelves of health food stores are lined to the hilt with products that boast of their ability to heal through the power of Omega Fish Oils. Supermarkets are no stranger to these types of products either. Products that claim to have the benefits of fish oils included into the ingredients are a dime a dozen.
One of the most popular ways marketers attempt to draw in the attention of consumers is to promote their product as “cold water”, “arctic water”, or “glacial water” caught fish-distinctions they claim cause the fish to be more pure and less likely to come in contact with contaminants. These are nothing more than propaganda. While companies might be catching their fish in arctic waters, this does not cut down on the fish’s risk to contamination or water-borne infection.
In fact, ingesting these supposed “nutrients” will do nothing more than expose a person parasitic infection and much more. When most people think of parasitic infection, they think tape worms and assume that if they have little to no symptoms, they are not at risk. This is a false assumption. Parasites take many forms and many times, hosts do not realize they are afflicted. A simple parasite cleanse found in health food stores and some pharmacies can bring even the fussiest of guts back to normalcy.
An important aspect to understand is that fish are not born with magical Omega oils coursing through their systems; what causes them to develop the oils is due to the type of diet they maintain. Fish are primarily eaters of algae, which is chock full of fabulous Omegas. The fish eat enough of this substance, their bodies become filled with it. Therefore, many who have been relying on fish to supply them with their Omega oils are not getting a good dose of the oils because they are partaking of predigested nutrients.
It is vital to realize that although Omega Fish Oils are unnecessary and actually potentially harmful due to the large amounts of mercury that come from any type of seafood, Omega oils can be supplemented by other means. This does not mean people should stop taking Omegas; it means that consumers need to be aware that there are other sources for Omega oils that are cleaner and far more nutritious for the body.
These necessary oils, when taken from the proper source, do much to improve cognitive function, heart health, and much more. Unprocessed grains are loaded with Omegas, as are nuts, and (as mentioned above) sea kelp. Each of these can be eaten whole, or they can be taken in capsule or powder form. A plant-based diet full of whole grains, vegetables, and water does an innumerable amount of good for the body. As with any fad, such as the Omega Fish Oil epidemic, it is best to do a little research before falling for corporate hype. In light of this, Omega Fish Oils are not so hot after all.
By: J.A. Johnson
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