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Omega-3

  • blog
    People often feel frustrated when advice about what’s healthy changes. Just when you think you’re doing the right thing, eating the right foods, maybe taking beneficial supplements,...
  • article
    Whether your child has a diagnosed behavioural disorder or is simply going through a difficult stage, latest research has confirmed that food can be a contributing factor. Nutritionist Tracy Morris...
  • article
    We explain the benefits of eating salmon.King salmon were introduced to NZ in the 1800s but their numbers in the 'wild' never increased enough to establish a viable commercial fishery....
  • ask_experts
    Q: "I am 64 and try to eat fresh NZ-farmed salmon at least twice a week to get the long chain omega-3 oils, which are said to be so healthy for the heart. Some time ago I saw a newspaper article...
  • article
    You’re happily enjoying what you’re eating when along comes a friend, or an email, stating your food is hazardous, or even – gulp – deadly! But what to believe? Senior...
  • article
    HFG Senior nutritionist Rose Carr looks at interesting research on essential fats.Know your omegasOmega-3We hear a lot about omega-3s but they are not all the same. ALA is a short-chain omega-3,...
  • article
    Why crustaceans and shellfish are so good for us.Despite living in a long narrow land surrounded by pristine oceans, many of us don't eat a lot of shellfish.As a rich source of some of the...
  • article
    Fatty fish are a rich source of long-chain omega-3 fats. We compare how many days’ worth of omega-3 are found in servings of seafood.For good health and the prevention of chronic disease, the...
  • article
    Nutritionist Rose Carr explains why we need to include omega-3 in our diets and how to do it.Traditionally, Eskimos of Greenland consumed an enormous amount of fish in their diet and it's no...
  • ask_experts
    Q: "I know I should be eating more oily fish for omega-3. However, I read somewhere that the canning process converts omega-3 into omega-6. Is this true? Do I have to buy fresh fish fillets or...
  • article
    You may not know it, but there’s a good chance you are deficient in at least one essential nutrient. Georgia Rickard explains how to avoid the most common dietary deficiencies in New Zealand....
  • article
    ADVERTORIAL: This article was supplied by the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council.How to get omega-3Our great-grandmothers were right about cod liver oil.  They were also right that the best...
  • article
    What's omega-3?Long-chain omega-3 fats, which include EPA, DPA and DHA, are only found in animal foods, particularly fatty fish, and foods enriched with long-chain omega-3.ALA is a short-chain...
  • news
    US research suggests that taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to ageing.The study showed that most...
  • news
    A US study has found older men and women who ate the most alpha-linoleic acid (ALA – found in flaxseed, canola oil and walnuts) had a 54 per cent lower risk of hip fracture.