All fats are not created equal, and as this brief article reveals, this holds true for the omega-3 fatty acids. Many people assume that plant sources of omega-3s such as flax and walnuts are identical to those found in fatty fish. Check out this Times Q & A for a clear answer.
New from Dr. Brian Wansink: The Mindless Method
From the Cornell marketing professor who shared his fascinating research about the whys and hows of our eating behavior, comes a program to help individuals return to positive habits and improve health. This newly launched program has a website full of offerings, but it’s not all for free. The program starts at $59.99 for 3 months and includes full access to the site and a customized plan. With non-diet claims, I like the sound of the program and am curious to see how well it catches on with a population growing tired of diet gimmicks.
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