Healthy Fat and Bad Fat Explained

August 27, 2010

Eating too much fat is unhealthy but eating certain types of fat can have many health benefits. Discover the healthy fat and bad fat in your diet.

 

 

 

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SMH June 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

All the videos were informative BUT the second and third were the ones I need to pay most attention to. I didnt know I shouldnt be eating any trans fat and that it causes inflammation, pain, and speeds aging! Also the information on the omega 3 really caught my attention. The benefits are endless and Im worried since I dont like fish and lack this in my diet I will pass that bad habit to my son. I need to try new things and definitely bring fish into my household and diet.

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LLM June 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

These videos helped inform me about the bad fats and the good fats. The second video helped me with the trans fat because I did not know about how they were so bad for you and now I know what to look for to find the trans fat. The last video helped me with how to get more omega 3 fats into my regular diet.

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RRJ June 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I started cooking with peanut oil when my mother moved in with me last year. I often look for foods without trans fat. My mother has cancer and I don’t think she has any idea that fish oil could help her but she does now. I am going to start taking a supplement myself.

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SMB June 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

It is true that fish oil is healthy best found naturally not supplements. Fish oil supplements are best taken at night. Then you don’t taste them all day like when you take them in the morning. Fish coffee, fish cereal…

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JM2 June 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Informative videos that supplemented the chapter dealing with fats nicely. Some info in the 2nd video annoyed me. Everything in our country revolves around money. Trans fats are extremely bad for us yet fast food companies use them to make us eat more of their product even though it slowly kills us. Then we learn about fancy lobbying which is essentially a phrase used to describe a legal way to false advertise. Money again wins the day!

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KNE2 June 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm

These videos were very informative and interesting. I never knew that there were good fats and bad fats. I always thought that all fats were bad for you, yet there is fat in everything we eat. I didn’t know that trans fat was not natural; that it was man-made. I also didn’t know that we should have 0g of trans fat in our diet, or that partially hydrogenated = trans fat. I didn’t know that omega-3 fatty acids helped prevent blood clots or that fish oil may help prevent cancer, or that there is no recommended daily allowance for omega-3 fatty acids.

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AMG June 8, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I was always told not to eat food products that had trans fat, but i didnt know why until after watching this video.

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laf2 June 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm

The fish oil gels are good for the heart and inflammation. I take it for my heart, but didn’t know that it was good for inflammation. I have cut out fatty, oily foods already. I really like the video, told about some important things we need to learn about and change the way we eat.

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KNS2 June 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Shame on the FDA for the trans fat thing……very informative video with the second one will start to look for that partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients…YAY vid 3 gave me my answer to substitutes for salmon. and the whole video was very informative for a nurse to be..as well as the last video..i have asthma and if that would help it would be great…gonna talk to my doctor. And as a nurse to be i would recommend any of you thinking of adding supplements to your diets to talk to your doctors. some over the counter supplements can interfere with other meds and some health conditions.

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LLM June 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I agree, the third video gave me examples and what to replace salmon with because I hate fish. Tuna fish is about the only thing I can eat of fish but now since I know about the supplements and what to put on cereal I can put more omega 3 into my diet.

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wjh2 June 7, 2011 at 12:25 pm

very important information about omega 3 I dont like fish so I have some of the fish oil tablets. Many things to think about in your way of eating healthy.I eat too many bad foods.

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TNS-2 June 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I enjoyed these videos. Although it was alot to take in all at once, it was very informative. I did not know how important Omega 3 was to our diets, but I am sure I get plenty of it. I do not eat red meats so fish and chicken are a required staple to my diet everyday. I just wish it wasn’t so darn expensive for fish! If it was cheaper, I am sure that it would be incorporated more in modern american diets.

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KNE2 June 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I didn’t know how important omega-3 was either, and I don’t eat a lot of fish. I need to get me some of the fish oil tablets, because the only type of fish I like is fried shrimp and occasionally tuna, and I know that frying the shrimp isn’t good for me.

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JM2 June 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

The expense is the thing not only with fish but with all food. The better cuts of meat, the fresh produce, etc. Trans fat = taste good and cheap to make. So wealth not only buys nice clothes and a big house, but a longer life because of the ability to buy those expensive healthy foods.
I saw a documentary showing a family living in poverty that ate mostly fast food or junk food. The point of it was that they could not afford fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods on their monthly income. So because they were poor, they were destined to be fat, unhealthy people.

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aak2 June 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Why does the bad fat have to taste soo good?! I did not know that we weren’t allowed any trans fat. I probably eat a lot of it. I should have been keeping up with my trans fat when I was doing with my food record. I do not like sea food at all. I’ll eat tuna every now and then but I can’t stand the smell of it. I probably do need to take the supplements for fish. This class has been very informational about we are suppose to eat and not suppose to eat. Everytime I go to make a meal I think about what I am suppose to be eating.

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TNS-2 June 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I agree to the fullest! I hate that the bad fat is the best tasting food ever! How cruel! I try not to eat much fried foods to lower my intake of trans fat but it is still extremely difficult to stay away from for sure!

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JM2 June 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Yeah it is harsh that bad stuff tastes so good. In the first video she tried to show that you can make healthy things that taste good. I threw up a little in my mouth when she ruined a perfectly good bagel with mushed avocado spread. I understand the point was to think more creative about healthy food, but damn… that was a bad example.

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lmp2 June 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

lots of great information. i had always heard that fish was good for you. but i never really liked it until i got older. i now an in love with fried fish, which i know fried is bad for you but i thought i was doing good by eating fish. and i was wowed by the trans fat video as well. i can not believe that eating trans fat actually can slow down the movements of the body. i am amazed of all the information i am receiving.

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aak2 June 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Fried fish sounds like it would probably be the best. I am not a fan of fish either. When I was younger I liked shrimp, but grew out of that fast! I couldn’t believe that we weren’t allowed any trans fat.

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PEE2 June 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Taking this class of nutrition was definitely the best decision i made this summer. Any video clip is so informative for me didn’t know about the role of transfat to make us loose the ability of our movements if not taken properly. I am gonna try to get more Omega 3 for a healthy digestive system and for a good function for my kidneys.

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lmp2 June 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

i also agree. taking this nutrition class was a great idea. i am learning so much. i am going to try to get more omega 3 in my diet as well. i had so idea that it helped with the digestive system and the kidneys. i really need this things in my daily diet. i wonder if you can get them in a ONE A DAY vitamin?

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TDS-2 June 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I didn’t know that 1/2 gram of transfat could count as grams of transfat. Its sad because so many people eat more than the recommended serving size. We should be informed about that. Its a health care crisis that we are not informed about.

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TDS-2 June 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I didn’t know that 1/2 gram of transfat could count as grams of transfat. Its ad because so many people eat more than the recommended serving size. We should be informed about that. Its a health care crisis that we are not informed about.

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MRC2 Melanie Cottrell May 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I am not going to say that I am shocked to hear the government taking bribes from these big companies. It’s all about those making money and not the little man. I don’t understand how we, the people, let Uncle Sam get away with this junk. It just makes my blood pressure rise. If there is transfat in a product than I think it should be told to the consumer. No, they should not be able to fancy up the words in an attempt to trick unsuspecting shoppers. Just like the cigarette and the fast food problem, the government has to regulate the population somehow. We are sooooo lucky to have such a caring government, thanks Uncle Sam!

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PEE2 June 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I am so upset too Melanie. But we should learn everyday as we did after watching these videos. Our good health depends on us first. We should not trust the FDA to regulate anything. There are so many interests that we need to adjust our way to eat and consume food.

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ACR2 May 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Wow!!! What a lot of information!! I am going to incorporate many of these things in my diet from now on! I love fish, I just need to eat more of it. I don’t really care to to vitamins, I know thats bad but it just seems now days their or pills for everything. I guess I need to break my cycle and get over it because it will be better for my health in the long run. I learned alot about fish oil and omega 3.

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RRJ June 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I have a hard time swallowing pills so I try to avoid them also but I think I am going to have to make an exception for the omega 3.

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C-W March 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

after watching the first video, im leaning towards evaluating just how much processed cheese and meat i eat. The second video reminded me of a lesson learned in my A&P class that they are man made so the body doesnt know how to break them down beacuse they are not natural. This fact completely gave me a watchful eye on just what i put into my body. i also learned in the third video the benefits of omega-3. I usually just over look it when shoping beacuse i didnt know then just how nutritional it was.

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R-E February 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I agree that olive oil is the best for cooking methods and if you try it a time or two you will not be able to tell the difference expect at the checkout. has anyone ever seen the price of olive oil? very expensvie

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S-M January 30, 2011 at 12:01 am

The fact that eating leaner meats and using olive oil to cook can help redusce heart disease amazes me. I thought all fats were bad. i also didn’t know that useing olive and peanut oil can raise your HDL cholesterol either.

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R-E January 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I did not know that trans fats was really that bad for you. They stick to the phospholipid bilayers of our body. Trans fats are man made and they are cheap and taste good. When they get into the cell walls it could cause many issue cause it stiffs the cells in our body up. My husband is a diabetic and his doctor put him on Omega 3 tablets and it reduced his sugar over a period of one month by 20%. Good videos and great informations

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R-E January 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I did not know that trans fats was really that bad for you. They stick to the phospholipid bilayers of our body. Trans fats are man made and they are cheap and taste good. When they get into the cell walls it could cause many issue cause it stiffs the cells in our body up. My husband is a diabetic and his doctor put him on Omega 3 tablets and it reduced his sugar over a period of one month by 20%. Good videos and great informations

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C-S January 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

The cheese they showed for flavorful additions was called Black Diamond. When I was a little girl, my grandparents would go to Canada to get that cheeses, and it would come in a big box and last forever!!! I can get it at Sams now. I love Avocado!!!! I love the fresh kind and know how to ake it with sea salt and lemon/ lime,and a dash of garlic powder and celery salt.
YUM!! I never realized that I needed to find mercury free fish oil vitamins. I have bought them, but did not know that :(

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N-T January 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

i take fish oil supplements daily thats a step but what else are some easy things to get me started on a healthy diet??

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E-A January 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

showed how bad trans fats really how and they showed how good omega 3 is for you.These video cleared up my questions on which is good and which is bad fat.I feel guilty abt the quantity of cheese i eat and to think that its unhealthy makes me sad.(i love grilled cheese sandwich)lol.I am just glad that cheese in a little moderation is healthy.

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C-S January 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I agree about the grilled cheese! Moderation it seems is the key to everything! :)

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J-W January 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Aren’t there any other food sources for omega-3 fatty acids besides fish?
What creates omega-3 fatty acids in fish that cows, chicken, and pork doesn’t have it?

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S-G January 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I did not know that trans-fat actually stuck to our phospholipid bilayers on our cells to make them stiff. Wow, that is scary.

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E-A January 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Yes trans fat sticks to phospholipids on our cells.With the movements of these cells all over our body,when they stick together a blockage is formed.It is called plaque build up and can be very fatal.we really have to cut out unhealthy fats from our diets.

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TDS-2 June 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Yea that is scary. So that’s the reason blood clots form. Thats news to me.

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Salvador V. October 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm

The second video taught me that flexibility can be improved at a cellular level which is very neat to me.

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Glen L September 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I need to start reconizeing how many trans fat i consume each and every day. I didn’t realize how bad they realy are for you. I also need to start putting more fish into my diet they are a good source of healthy nutrition and they tast pretty good.

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Salvador V. October 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I need to start eating more fish as well. Quiet a few of these videos have been stressing how important fish is in our diets.

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devin ryan September 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I liked to know which oils were healthier because I am a big fry-daddy fan. Peanut oil had a funny taste but I can definately live with canola oil. It makes me feel a little bit better about eating deep-fried shrimp at least once a week! I basically learned man-made fat is bad (but it tastes sooo good).

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Madge C September 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Though I know that eating chips are not good for your health I found it ironic that I was eating a bag of Doritos’s when the guy specifically mentioned them by name. I was amazed that the FDA lets companies put/use hydrogenated oils in our foods, and not have to record it on the labels because, they use less than 1% in the processing of it.

I only like fried or blackened fish and I consume it on a semi-regular basis and have always thought I was doing a good thing for my body. I did not know that the frying of the fish does away with the benefits. So now I see a trip to the supplement isle for fish oil in my future.

I also know now that age is not the only process that has slowed me down. I need to work on the process of trying to reverse that factor here pretty quick!

All of the videos were good–except– for the second one, that guy just about put me to sleep!

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Taylor B September 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I need to stay away from the chip aisle at Wal-Mart. I eat way too many
Doritos and Lays potato chips. I know now that these food products have been through a process referred to as hydrogenation and have too many trans fats that are bad for your health because they increase the triglycerides or fatty acids in the body and affect the cell walls by making them stiff where they are less able to adapt and move nutrients in and wastes out. Hydrogenation also increases the aging process…didn’t know that.

The third video about the omega 3 fatty acids was very informative. I plan to increase my DHA and EPA by eating more fresh fish. I like shrimp, I just need to eat more boiled or broiled shrimp and stay away from fried shrimp. I already eat walnuts, I just didn’t know that they were that good for me. When I eat walnuts, I’m increasing my ALA omega 3 oils.

I didn’t know that omega 3 intakes were so important to a healthy body–but they improve help maintain a healthy heart, kidneys, and digestive system.

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Laken Teague September 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

The videos were very imfomative to me. They tought me how to take cut down my fats and try different things with my diets. I don’t know that alvacado with my bagle will be my first choice but I know how to eat healthier. I also was taught that I need to take more of the Omega-3 vitamins.

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Tyler B September 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

These videos are very imformative and know i need to be takeing in more omaga-3 but i fish bass tournaments for a living and i am around fish all the time my concearn is how fresh are the fish that we are buying from our local food or grocery stores. Still though i know i need to be taking more fish oils.

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Holly Bean September 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I found these videos very interesting. They showed how bad trans fats really how and they showed how good omega 3 is for you. I didn’t realize that it had so many benifits. The videos showed me that fat can actually be good for you which is something I did not know. I also didn’t realize how many benifits there are from eating fish. I don’t like fish but the videos showed how you can use fish supplements which is something that I am going to have to try and do.

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Lacey H. September 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

The videos were very helpful in explaining how fish is very good for your health and diet. I personally don’t like fish but there are way around that with fish oil supplements and the flax seeds and flax seed oil. Also I will be changing my vegetable oil to a canola, peanut or to olive oil. It is very interesting the different types of diseases it helps to prevent.

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sarina m. September 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I dont know that some fats are good for your heart.

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Jessi R. September 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm

All of the videos were very informative and definately contained alot of helpful information. The first video helped me to understand much better what are considered good and bad fats. I didn’t know that there could actually be a health benefit to fat but the video helped to clear that up for me with examples of canola, olive, and peanut oils lowering the amount of LDL cholesterol and helping to raise healthy HDL cholesterol. Also, the video helped me realize I need to start limiting how much cheese I eat because it is high in saturated fat. While this makes me sad because I love cheese, I am definatelty considering decreasing my intake to limit the amount of saturated fats in my diet.

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Ashley M September 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

All the video’s have very useful information. I learned about good fats and bad fats. I never knew how bad trans fat was and the fish supplements help fight so many dieases. Omega supplements are good for variety in your diet. Im going to try to take more vitiamans to even everything out. Very good information.

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ACR2 May 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I had no idea their were good fats and bad fats. I always thought their had to be a catch on the No Trans Fat labels. I agree this was very good information.

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Krysten A September 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Vera, don’t they have pills that supply omega-3 if you don’t get it in your diet??

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J-W January 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yes, they even come in different flavors in case you don’t like the seafood taste! Video four has more information on it.

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Krysten A September 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

i don’t eat fish at all so i’m probably not getting some of the things i need in my diet :( i didn’t think it mattered about fish but after watching these videos i’m glad i know otherwise now but that doesn’t necessarily mean i will begin eating fish, it’s just not my thing.

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D. Beard September 2, 2010 at 9:57 am

I think the third video was interesting. Although fish oil is healthy I am not sure if I can take it. Just the thought of fish oil makes me sick. It is helpful knowing the omega 3 is in it. That just shows just cause its healthy doesnt mean we always do it.

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Lacey H. September 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

Well the video did say that they had supplements with different flavors maybe you could try one of those and then if that doesn’t help just try the different ways they explained on the videos.

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vera, A September 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm

yes!i agree, video 1 is indeed good news fo the heart.trans fat is bad news.i eat grilled fish quite alot.and i love it with the skin.i wounder if those who eat their fish without the skin are actually getting enough of the omega-3 that is required?.

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Marcie G September 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

They were very informative and about fats and trans fat. The omega 3 one sounded just like my father-in-law he works a health food store and i hear every thing the same way the guy described it every day. But, it is good to have it. My Family and I take 2 it everyday.

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Donnie H. September 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I agree, the videos are very informative. The different diseases fish and fish suppliments can help fight is amazing. The trans fat was also blew my mind because I believed I could eat what I wanted and workout and everything would be fine. According to the video that is slowing me down and making me sluggish. I will definitely have to change my eating habits and the habits of my family as well.

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vera, A September 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Donnie, i acually think fish, and not the fish suppliments is the best.breaded fried fish is really no good too.one of the best ways to get omega-3 is to go, get some unskinned fresh fish,add seasonings of choice,bake or grill then you would be sure you are getting some good omega-3.

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Terrie H September 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm

True fresh fish is best. But not always an option in this crazy to go world we live in.

Taylor B September 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Hey Donnie
I thought the same thing as you. I work out, play basketball with the guys, and jog the neighborhood. I thought I could eat what I wanted and work it off. I didn’t know that every time I ate a bag of chips I was actually contributing to poor heart health, decreasing my body’s flexibility, and speeding up the aging process.

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Terrie H August 31, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I loved the three videos. Very informative. It was nice to see information on fish oil and flax seed. I have been taking fish oil for over a year. Nice to know it has proven benefits.

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J-H January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

The third video had a lot of useful information on it. I had no idea that fish oil and fish could prevent so many diseases or even reduce your chances of getting some cancers. I will have to start taking fish oil for now on.

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Lindsey E August 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm

These videos were helpful for me to understand how bad trans fat is for you. I also now know how to look for trans fat in foods now. I also learned that Omega supplements are good for a variety of things. I will deffinatly start taking more vitamins because I have a very hard time getting a good diet. I did not know that fish and walnuts would help your body with so many things.

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SMH June 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I need to start taking vitamins and fish oil supplements too. I can never stay on a diet for long, and I’m not a big fish fan at all!

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Lauren D August 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I found video 3 to be the most interesting. I never knew about all the health benefits of Omega 3, and all the health improvements it can do for your body. My grandmother has asthma and I am definitely going to talk with her about what I learned. After hearing about all the health benefits, it really got me thinking about what I eat now and how it will affect me forever. By increasing our Omega 3 intake, we can severely decrease the risk of a lot of health problems we could have when we get older. I’m not that crazy about fish but I am definitely going to take the advice of the last video and try the fish oil supplements and the flax, and I love walnuts so I am definitely going to eat them more often. I learned a lot from these few videos. It was another great set to watch.

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Lindsey E August 30, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Im not crazy about sea foods either, they also give me a terrible headache when I eat them. It is good to know that I can take fish oil since I dont eat much fish.

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AMG June 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I also found video 3 to the be most informative. I didnt know that Omega 3 could help prevent so many diseases and illness. Ecspecially cancer, it runs in my family and definitely makes me want to eat more fish.

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Debora M August 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm

So many facts about good fats and bad fats….what really interested me was the third video, it seemed to be more informative about the benefits of the omega 3 health benefits which will help me explain to my husband why he needs to take them and it will also explain to him why his doctor has put him on fish oil.

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Lauren D August 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I agree about the third video. It was very informative for not only us, but the people we care about. For me, there were so many things that I just never really thought about until taking this course. There are a lot of things that I’ve learned that I want to get my family to listen to me about. I’m learning day by day that it really isn’t that hard to eat a lot healthier.

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N-T January 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

healthy fats what???? i had no idea there were healthy fats..i am definatly excited about that. and now i realize trans fat is the worst and is very very very unhealthy for u..omega 3 is a reacuring subject i need to incorporate this in my diet more.

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MRC2 M Cottrell June 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I was under the impression that all fat was bad fat. Now I look at the fat on the Nutritional Facts panel in a whole new different light. I can now have the foods that I once thought were bad for me. Now I am a big fish eater and I love the fact that fish are packed full of good fats and Omega-3 fatty acids. I could eat fish every day. Seafood is also another favorite of mine. If you think about it, Jesus ate fish. Hello! He knew a long time ago that fish was good so why have we not seen this sooner????

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