Image via WikipediaQ: What is Krill and what are the benefits of taking its oil?
AB: Krill are semi-translucent crustaceans that congregate in dense masses. Together with plankton they make up the largest biomass on earth. This makes them one of the most easily renewable food sources. From a health perspective they are a fantastic source of Omega 3 fatty acid; a superior source than even salmon oil. Firstly krill has better absorption due to its high phospholipid content. Due to its high absorbability you need to take approximately 2/3 less of krill than you do of Salmon oil. Secondly it is very high in anti-oxidant content which helps the oil itself from going rancid. Finally, because it is lower on the food chain it has decreased exposure to industrial pollutants, pcb’s and mercury.
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Q: I recently went to purchase Green Tea. There were about 15 varieties to choose from, how do I know I am getting the best brand?
A.B: The best kind of Green Tea to purchase for its health benefits is usually loose whole leaf Sencha, or the powdered variety, Matcha. Generally speaking the standard grocery store variety does not come close to containing the anti-oxidant, anti-cancer properties we all drink it for. These types of green tea are more expensive, but tend to last longer and will definitely give you your nutritional bang for your buck. Check out Tea Shops to find these varieties.
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