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Krill oil is tops for a strong mind and body

(NC) Eat fish for omega-3 fatty acids, but eat the right fish. Cold water seafood like salmon, mackerel, and herring all contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. However one of the best sources is a lesser known seafood called krill. Its health-promoting oil originates from tiny crustaceans found in the ocean.

Omega-3 fatty acid is a well-documented polyunsaturated fat and plays an important role in cognitive and joint health, and in the maintenance cardiovascular health. Canada's Food Guide recommends at least two servings (75 grams each) of fish a week. That is 150 grams, 5 ounces, or one cup of cooked fish per week to meet the recommended amounts.

If a dietary supplement is your source of omega-3, check the label to learn the source.

• Many of us prefer krill oil due to its many benefits: A high percentage of omega-3s in phospholipid form;

• easy absorption by the body;

• No fishy odour.

Have you noticed any difficulty digesting alternate fish oil? This is because it does not completely dissolve in water and tends to flow upward in the stomach, and may leave an unpleasant aftertaste. Krill is known to absorb easily,

When shopping, keep in mind that the highest-quality omega-3 supplements, such as MegaRed, contain 100 per cent pure Antarctic krill oil which enables efficient digestion of these fatty acids. This helps to promote strong cognitive and heart health.

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