I mentioned in the last segment that Cod Liver Oil is a deterrent to mild depression but that is really selling it short. It is even now being called “The Number One Super Food.” There must be a reason for that, Right? As a matter of fact, there are many reasons. I’m sure you have heard a lot about the importance of Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet but did you know that Cod liver oil is one of the best sources for it.
Fish is recommended a couple of times a week as part of your healthy diet because it is the oil of the fish that works the omega magic but you would need more fish in your diet than that to provide sufficient Omega3. So in in lieu of having to eat a lot more fish, keeping a bottle of Cod liver oil handy would do well As far as the vitamin content is concerned, a tablespoonful of Cod liver oil will provide more than the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A and Vitamin D to help round out your healthy diet.
Vitamin A and D shortages are very common in our population and if you do not like the taste or the thought of castor oil, it is flavored or available in capsule form. It is being used as an aid to post-operative heart and blood vessel healing, for learning and behavioral disorders, bone health, arthritis, and memory loss. Looks like mom or grandma may have known best after all., immune response improved with use of cod liver oil in the diet which can help with allergies, stress responses, bipolar syndrome, rickets and deformities in children, osteoporosis in adults, pain in the bones as a result of vitamin D deficiency, muscular weakness, digestive problems, troublesome bowel disorders and diabetic eye problems.
We are so very well equipped now with all the modern instruments to do such wonderful analysis but serious research began in 1918 on Cod liver oil and continues to this day which may explain why grandma and mom really did know best when they whipped out that Cod liver oil bottle. Sadly, a lot of those old, remedies such as Cod liver oil were relegated to the back of the shelf or thrown away as outmoded when the miracle drugs began to flood the market but the really interesting thing to note is that although, there is not a lot of money to be made with a bottle of Cod liver oil, and that it is good for “what ails you” that there are also not a lot of side effect warnings or contraindications on the bottle either.
Could it be because Cod liver oil is not a toxin but the magic bullets are toxic? Another note of interest and safety is that since most of it is imported into the US from Norway, it must be free of mercury before it enters the US. What I have written here are merely a few of the benefits of adding Cod liver oil to your daily diet.. There are many parallel comparisons to be made in the results of lots of such common, inexpensive home remedies and the magic bullets being offered to patients on a regular basis.
It is your body and you must decide what is best for you. Good quality Icelandic or Norwegian Cod liver oil is available at most any health food store where, unlike most drugstore varieties, it is refrigerated to maintain freshness and recommended to be kept refrigerated until the bottle is empty. To your good, healthy, weight loss. Thanks for stopping by.