“Supplements are not real food.” I get that quite a lot, especially from the older crowd ( age-wise ). I don’t get into the discussion though – this is not an advice column. Neither am I saying, “You should take these”. I believe that the food we eat these days doesn’t have the nutrients that our body needs. Hence, the food needs to be “supplemented”. I’ve been through the habit of eating processed food and carbs all day. There’s barely any nutrition in that stuff. Greens and vegetables require time for shopping / cleaning / cooking / storing. And I don’t have that kind of time. I live my life on the go, don’t have house help ( don’t want ) and I don’t particularly enjoy cooking either. Even if I do go and do the entire rigmarole of shopping / chopping cooking, I don’t know whether I’m eating cold-storage food or fresh stuff. There is an ongoing movement where farm-fresh stuff is being made available for people who can pay for that stuff. Or you could move to small-town India and get your nutrient-rich food there. I find supplements to be an easy fix, for the time being.
I’ve been sharing some of the products I eat / drink ( not just supplements ), under the #Health tag on my blog. This blog post is about the Omega 3 Fish Oil supplements I eat.
I eat two of these each day – one in the morning / afternoon and one in the evening. With meals. For those of you who think, “Fat is bad”, it isn’t. I haven’t done any research on it, but I have been listening to podcasts and reading up on how fat is actually good. It’s the stuff we eat it with that’s not good. Like bread and butter. Ghee is great. Fish oil is great. I don’t get nearly enough fish in my diet – I live in NCR, there’s no fresh water fish here and I refuse to eat fucking Basa.
Omega 3 is supposed to be “good fat”. It is one of the things I eat a little more of when I’ve gotten a joint injury for example. It also helps with reducing inflammation. There’s so much inflammation internally in our bodies because of the stuff we eat that I’m always looking for things to reduce this inflammation. Like quitting sugar – that was a big one for me. Energy levels SOARED.
If you don’t eat this supplement with food, apart from the chance that it might not be absorbed properly, you’re also likely to get “fishy burps”. Which I absolutely hate with this particular supplement. But I don’t mind it because I kinda trust this brand. If you asked me why I trust this brand, I’d say that it is because a fitness expert I know recommended it and he himself eats this. I keep these in the refrigerator because Indian heat is not suitable for the survival of most active ingredients in supplements. Although it’s the probiotic supplements that suffer the worst fate when kept on shelves too long, un-refrigerated.
I buy this from Amazon. That uses my affiliate link.