Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Cod Liver Oil
My European adventure has me contemplating the health habits of the folks over here.
There is such a different climate with food and exercise here.
Tonight I am in Kerkrade, Netherlands.
Salmon and sardines are protein centerpieces here.
If you aren't consuming enough fresh fish in your diet or want to supplement and reap the benefits of Essential Fatty Acids, try adding Cod Liver Oil into your diet.
Cod Liver Oil is exactly what is sounds like - oil derrived from the liver of cod fish.
It is high in Essential Fatty Acids EPA and DHA and vitamins A and D.
I prefer Cod Liver Oil to regular fish oil because of the vitamins A and D in it. There has been a lot of chatter on Vitamin D deficiency lately and taking Cod Liver Oil is a great way to ensure you get your "sunshine vitamin."
Cod Liver Oil, according to Wikipedia, "is widely taken to ease the pain and joint stiffness associated with arthritis, but has also been clinically proven to have a positive effect on heart,bone, and brain,as well as helping to nourish skin, hair, and nails."
I can vouch for for the effects on joint pain and the positive influence on skin, hair and nails.
I am also a huge fan of mega doses of DHA for mood stabilization and elevation. Get your DHA and feel happy!
I love Carlson Brand Cod Liver Oil Lemon Flavored Liquid.
All you need is one teaspoon and it has no "burpy" or "fishy" aftertaste.
I add it to my yogurt or morning smoothie and it adds a nice lemony essence.
You can purchase Carlson Cod Liver Oil here: http://www.carlsonlabs.com/p-107-cod-liver-oil-lemon-flavor.aspx
(picture from: carlsonlabs.com)