"What is food to one, is to others bitter poison."
- Titus Lucretius Carus
Within the abstract of an April, 2014 paper published in the peer-reviewed scientific 'Journal of Human Evolution' concerning Omega 3 consumption, ignorant on-vegan college professors caution that vegan mothers who breastfeed their infants cannot insure the future cognitive and intellectual development of their children because they do not consume fish oil. Two educators wrote:
Functional measures show that infants consuming preformed DHA (Omega 3) have improved visual and cognitive function. Dietary preformed DHA in the breast milk of modern mothers supports many-fold greater breast milk DHA than is found in the breast milk of vegans, a phenomenon linked to consumption of shore-based foods.
Clearly, some so-called experts need to go back to school. So too do some peer-reviewers and journal editors.
Omega 3? Eat Walnuts, Not Fish Guts!
One-quarter cup of walnuts = 2.7 grams of Omega 3
4 ounce serving of Chinook salmon = 1.3 grams of Omega 3
Omega 3? eat flax, not sprats.
One-quarter cup of flax seeds = 6.3 grams of omega 3
4 ounce serving of sardines = 1.4 grams of omega 3
Omega 3? Eat chia, not octopia.
Chia contains 5 grams of Omega 3 per ounce. That's eight times the amount of Omega 3 as salmon.
For Omega 3, Eat Kale, Not Whale.
Eat sprouts, not trouts.
Eat pods, not cods.
Eat a corncob, not a SpongeBob.
Clueless doctors and equally clueless dieticians urge their clients to get Omega 3 oils from creatures that swim in polluted waters having mercury-tainted flesh.
According to a study published in the October 27, 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the consumption of Omega 3 fish oil can causes Type-2 diabetes (T2D).
Researchers studied 36,328 women and reported: "Marine but not plant-based omega-3 fatty acids were positively associated with incident T2D."
The scientists concluded: "Our data suggest an increased risk of T2D with the intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, especially with higher intakes of fish."
Consider: If you take Omega 3 in food, get it from soy, not from salmon! Soy contains Conjugated Linoeic Acid (CLA) which the body synthesizes to create DHA, also known as Omega 3. Billions of people world-wide have no opportunity to consume shore-based foods and yet show zero evidence of such deficiency.
If it's omega-3 you seek, get it from tofu, not from tuna. Your best omega-3 supplement is from edamame, not eel mommy.
"Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway
through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow
- Lynda Montgomery
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