Portugal is Famous for Great Food!

Portugal is Famous for Great Food!

Portugal may have introduced hot chiles to Asia, tea to England, and tempura to Japan, but the country’s cuisine still remains a mystery to most food lovers outside of its borders. Only custard tarts, the ubiquitous pastéis de nata have broken into the larger food-obsessed culture. The roots of Portuguese food lie in both native peasant cookery and […]

Choose Your Omega-3 Source Wisely

Choose Your Omega-3 Source Wisely

The human body needs both plant and animal sources of omega-3 fats, but they are not interchangeable. Plant-based omega-3 provides alpha linoleic acid (ALA), which the body inefficiently converts to EPA and poorly converts to DHA. Plant-based sources of omega-3 include flaxseed, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. These help to boost ones overall ALA intake. Fish […]

Fish: 1 of the Best Anti-inflammatory Foods

Fish: 1 of the Best Anti-inflammatory Foods

Certain types of fish are rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), omega-3 fatty acids which have long been related to reduced inflammation and a lower risk of chronic inflammatory diseases. Studies have also shown a reduced use of anti-inflammatory drugs with an increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids Higher intakes of EPA […]