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Beyond the Vegetarian Diet – Vegan and More

You remember that scene from Notting Hill where Hugh Grant goes out with a lady who claims to be a ‘Fruitarian’?
“We believe that fruits and vegetables have feeling so we think cooking is cruel. We only eat things that have actually fallen off a tree or bush – that are, in fact, dead already,” she explains.

Vegan Heart for Omega 3 blog

Jokes aside – a fruitarian diet is actually, a form of veganism where people eat only fruits, seeds and nuts that can be derived from plants without killing it, such as apples and oranges. Carrots and potatoes, however, are off the list.

Going as far back as ancient Egypt, veganism has always been a kind of diet practiced by alternative diet proponents. While vegans will leave no stone unturned when discussing the positive health effects of veganism, meat eaters go out of their way to praise meat as man’s god-given right.

Some of the most popular forms of alternative diets that have stemmed from veganism are:

  • Raw Veganism : Only uncooked plant products
  • Raw Animal diet: Uncooked animal products
  • Fruitarian: Fruits, seeds and nuts
  • Juicerian (aka Liquidarian): Juice made from fruits without killing the plant
  • Sproutarian: Sprouted seeds

The Diet to Live For

Alternate diets like vegan, fruitarian or raw are all quite popular all over the world with many people even choosing to put their pets on diets that they find are closer to their natural eating habits.

However, we can agree on one thing: no one diet is suitable for everyone. For instance, a raw diet consisting of animal products may not be suitable for someone who is allergic to milk and dairy products, no matter how highly they may think of such a diet.

Before you choose an alternative diet, ensure you do your research because there can be a lot of inaccurate data out there that is presented as fact. You don’t want to end up drinking raw unpasteurized milk only to discover it doesn’t even have the health benefit someone claims it does.

Nuique Omega 3 is a perfect choice for vegans as the first and original innovative omega 3 supplement to provide a sustainably sourced alternative to fish oil. It is ethical, natural, vegetarian and vegan society registered and provides a great source of both omega 3 DHA and EPA.

You can see our range of Omega 3 products here.

A Healthy Brain – The Positive Effects of Omega 3

the brain is my second favourite organ

As Woody Allen once said ?the brain is my second favourite organ.?

We need to look after it.

Already hailed for promoting healthy hearts ? It seems that taking a daily omega 3 capsule also has beneficial effects in the brain.

ADHD

A study this year at the? University in Queensland testing omega 3 on children with ADHD saw improved reading skills, spelling, and a drop in oppositional behaviour and decreases in hyperactivity. The scientists concluded that -?? If DHA supplementation can improve sustained attention and frontal lobe function in healthy children then future research should explore the benefits of omega 3 supplements for children who have development-delayed school performances.?

Pay attention kid!

SCHIZOPHRENIA

?For schizophrenia there is also good news.

Researchers for the Archives of General Psychiatry said –

“The finding that treatment with a natural substance may prevent, or at least delay, the onset of psychotic disorder gives hope that there may be alternatives to antipsychotic drugs,”

Antipsychotic drugs often do not sit well with lots of patients and can have side effects. Omega 3 supplements, on the other hand, are generally well tolerated and easy to take.

The international team from Austria, Australia and Switzerland tested people ?at particularly high risk of developing psychosis. Half of the individuals with a family history of the illness took 1.2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids for 12 weeks, while the other half took a placebo. ?Dr Paul Amminger and his team followed the group for a year.

Two in the Omega 3 group developed a psychotic disorder compared to 11 in the placebo group.

Based on the results, the investigators estimate that one high-risk adult could be protected from developing psychosis for every four treated over a year. They believe the omega-3 fatty acids found in the supplements may alter brain signalling in the brain with beneficial effects.

Can Omega 3 enhance positive feelings?

Alison Cobb, of the mental health charity Mind, said: “?This is hugely preferable to treating them with antipsychotics, which come with a range of problems from weight gain to sexual dysfunction, whereas omega-3s are actually beneficial to their general state of health.?

DEPRESSION

?For those people suffering from depression there also seems to be value in taking omega 3 supplements -?several scientific studies have highlighted that abnormal cell membrane fatty acid composition is related to depression, and that taking omega-3, appears to help normalise fatty acids in brain.?A recent meta-analysis of 14 studies looking at the levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in depressive patients found that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels were significantly lower.

As 1 in 4 individuals will suffer from depression at some point in their lives, it is good to know that there is a safe and natural way not only to alleviate the symptoms of depression but also that taking omega 3 could reduce the possibility of developing the condition.

All told the evidence of the benefits of omega 3 in maintaining a healthy brain for yourself and your children seems to be gathering pace.

SOME FASCINATING BRAIN FACTS.

Weight. The weight of the human brain is about 3 lbs.

Grey matter. The brain?s grey matter is made up of neurons, and the glial cells which maintain them? Neurons are made up of axons – which carry the nerve impulse, and? the dendrites ? branched nerve endings -which gather and transmit signals between cells.?

White matter. The white matter is also made up of dendrites and axons, which have a sheath around them and create the network by which neurons send their signals from one part of the brain to another.?

Neurons. Your brain contains about consists of about 100 billion neurons.?Synapses are the connecting areas between neurons. There are anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for each neuron.

No pain. There are no pain receptors in the brain, so the brain can feel no pain, but it interprets what is causing the pain, how bad it is,? and what to do about it.

Fat. The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consists of at least 60% fat. About a third of the fat is made up of long chain omega 3 compounds containing DHA and EPA.

So look after your brain with ?our ?naturally ?vegan Omega 3.

?The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.?

?-?Robert Frost -

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Why Our Omega 3 is the right way to go

We've got a good thing going on!

Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt, Sunburn, and Cheap Health Insurance!

We can tell you all you need to know about the health benefits of our best selling Nuique Omega 3. We all like to read about the science behind this wonder supplement -Yet sometimes we just need reassurance from other sources. Celebrities!

Gwyneth Paltrow swears by Omega 3

Gwyneth Paltrow swears by the miraculous impact of Omega 3 on her complexion. Katy Perry, Marilu Henner and Lisa Snowdon are all big fans. Fitness fanatic Hilary Swank used it to get in shape for her boxing role in Million Dollar Baby. Hilary actually suffered from mercury poisoning from eating too much fish on the shoot, which can be completely avoided by taking our natural Nuique algae based Omega 3.  The ever young looking Cherie Lunghi, currently on tour in Steel Magnolias, always insures she takes a daily dose to stay fit and healthy.

And it’s not just the girls…

Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig and other Hollywood Hunks can get that ripped look with help from Omega 3 fatty acids. Because Omega 3 fats have been proven to have a wide range of benefits in different scientific studies. Among these benefits, they promote fat burning, and make your body more efficient when taking energy from fat stores.

With summer here we all want to look best for the season.

Here comes the sun.

The sun is out here in the UK and we all need to protect our skin from burning and those premature wrinkles that UVA rays cause. The good news is that Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, sunburn and it can also reduce your risk of melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer.

Omega 3 helps get that fat free muscle-honed look

 

A research group in Liverpool has tested the effect of Omega 3 fatty acids in people. A group of volunteers were exposed to artificial UVB light till reddening of the skin occurred before starting taking Omega 3 capsules. Nearly nine months later and skin biopsies were taken from six subjects. It was shown that their tolerance to UVB radiation improved significantly. After one month of treatment the effect compared to before the treatment started was statistically significant. The tolerance improved continuously during 6 months of treatment and disappeared rapidly after stopping Omega 3 intake.

 

 

Health insurance on the cheap?

From simple annoyances like – Can’t find your car keys ? Can’t concentrate ? To helping protecting yourself from brain damage after a stroke, keeping your vision sharper and giving your heart a helping hand. Taking Omega 3 is a kind of health insurance policy that you’d be stupid to avoid. Prevention is better than cure they say … It’s also a lot cheaper.

Of course we would say that because here at Nuique we are evangelists for Omega 3. And we believe we supply the safest, trusted and most effective Omega 3 you can buy.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, Here are some examples of what some experts have been writing this month in the esteemed Washington Examiner :Dr. Mehment Oz, Michael Roizen wrote –

Omega 3s guard your brain. There’s ever more evidence that DHA omega 3 does great things for your gray and white matter. The key is DHA: the active component of omega 3. Missing out on these good fats shrinks your brain and boosts dementia risk.?DHA omega 3s keep your vision sharp. And they slash your risk for low vision and blindness. These good fats help by cooling inflammation, slowing the overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes and keeping your retinas – the “movie screens” in your eyes – damage-free.  Ready to grab your daily dose?  Do Omega 3s right, by getting them the way we do – pure natural and simple. Take an omega 3 supplement daily. It’s your good-fat insurance policy. So pop what we pop: Pure Natural Algae-based omega 3. These great supplements get their fats from the same place fish do: microscopic algae.?

Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

Hollywood hunks? Omega 3 makes a difference

Using Nuique algae based omega 3 is natural and unlike fish based products is guaranteed to be toxin free. It’s also vegan,vegetarian, and obviously free from heavy metals and PCB’s. If this is not enough great reasons to take the plunge, then consider that they are also free from filler additives.

So whether you take your supplements because celebrities endorse them or you want reassurance from good scientific advice then we suggest you try our Nuique Omega 3 as it is one of the most effective and natural products on on the market.

New Study, Research Links Weight Loss + Omega 3

Weight Loss With Omega 3

Weight Loss and Omega 3

Two new studies reveal interesting research that suggests that Omega 3 fats play an important part in both avoiding weight gain in obese patients but also in helping with short term weight loss too.

Dietary linoleic acid elevates endogenous 2-AG and anandamide and induces obesity by Alvheim et al National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Bergen, Norway ,? National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA? Department of Bio-medicine, University of Bergen, Norway published in Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Feb 15

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston said? “The Norwegian study looked at endocannabinoid function, that affects mood and appetite and explored the idea that an imbalance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 affects this system, boosting hunger. Unfortunately this study was on mice so human trials are needed to prove this hypothesis and their claim that ‘the adipogenic effect of LA can be prevented by consuming sufficient EPA and DHA to reduce the AA -phospholipid pool and normalize endocannabinoid tone’ ”

“However is not rocket science and in clinic I frequently witness a body’s apparent response to a lack of particular nutrients and seemingly crisis manage the situation by releasing hormones to encourage over eating causing weight gain”

“The idea of? ‘eat fat to lose fat’ is not a new one as has been championed my manufacturers and suppliers of flax seed and? flax seed oil for many years.”

“However vegetarian / vegan algae Omega 3 EPA and DHA is a much more reliable way of re-balancing an imbalance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 as the fats are pre-converted and thus less affected by depleted stores of synergistic vitamins and minerals to process the fats and confounding factors such as mental and physical stress.”

“The other study published in British Journal of Nutrition in January showed that in a double-blind, randomized study of two diets, the group that ate a diet that featured fish oil enjoyed a greater fat loss than the placebo group. This adds further weight to the argument that a diet richer in Omega 3 aids successful weight management protocol.

Once again algae Omega 3 seems a superior logical choice as standard fish oil is typically over 70% NOT Omega 3 fats and also risks contamination with mercury and PCBs which is likely to hinder weight loss.”

NuIQue is a supplier of high quality, high purity, sustainable algae Omega 3 alternatives to fish oil DHA and EPA

Yvonne Bishop-Weston is lead clinical nutritionist and founder of? Foods for Life Health and Nutrition Consultancy with clinics in London Harley Street, Surrey and Hampshire and believes the current reliance on fish oil is unsustainable for both health and the good of the planet.