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The Sixth Biggest Killer in the US

Posted Aug 28 2009 7:04pm

I really did a double take when I read the following headline: Omega-3 deficiency causes 96,000 US deaths per year, say researchers. The study which was funded by the CDC used a mathematical model to determine how many lives could have been saved with better lifestyle choices.

While some critics say the results could be skewed by not including factors such as vitamin D deficiency, there is no doubt that most of us are not getting enough omega-3’s in our diet.

You should aim for at least one gram of omega-3 fatty acids per day. One serving of wild salmon contains about that much. And grass-fed beef is also an excellent source of omega-3s. But the best way to get your omega-3s every day is to take a high quality fish oil supplement. The brand we recommend is Carlson’s. It has 1.6 grams per teaspoon.

Include these foods and a supplement in your diet and it’s easy to avoid being a CCD statistic.

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