Making fish taste like candy
When it comes to all natural supplements, I have been a marketers dream.
Tell me it will decrease inflammation, increase antioxidants, lubricate my joints or clear my skin and it is down the hatch. I have suffered through kelp mixed with water, oregano oil under my tongue until it burned, and drinking a series of disgusting concoctions for the sake of my health. I start every new supplement with the greatest of intentions, but considering they often don’t taste anything close to candy, not even stale candy, I abandon them before a month is through.
There is at least one supplement that has stood the test of time for me. I have literally been taking fish oil willingly for years. I listen to my naturopath and rotate oils through my simple omega 3-6-9’s with vegan oils, to salmon oil to cod liver oil. There is only one problem: I believe in the go big or go home mentality when it comes to supplements. If I am going to take fish oil, it is going to be in oil form. So it is not surprising that I occasionally take a hiatus because a number of mornings slip by when I don’t WANT to shovel a tablespoon of oil down my throat. Which then turns into a couple weeks.
You get the picture.
So last week, I was at my favourite local health food store with some coworkers because the store was celebrating their 4th birthday and were giving away free gluten-free cake. Obviously the words “free” and “cake” were what prompted me to interrupt everyone’s work day and haul them across the city. There were a host of vendors sampling products and I was taking a shot of sunflower seed milk here and kombucha there when I came across a woman in the far corner. She handed me an electrolyte shot and I took it with indifference – you taste one, you have tasted them all.
Suddenly, she pulled out fish oil that she promised would taste like candy. She had my attention and high scepticism. I took a shot.
Holy cow batman, it ACTUALLY TASTES LIKE CANDY! I picked up a bottle and discussed the awesomeness in a bottle that would soon be mine. And before I left, I sheepishly asked her for another shot of the stuff.
Before you think I am clinically insane, let’s recap.
WHY TAKE FISH OIL? To my understanding, the average north american diet gives you high doses of omega 6 and very low omega 3. To prevent heart disease and reduce inflammation, you want your omega 3 and 6 to be balanced. Taking fish oil helps with this because there is a high dosage of omega 3s.
What Fish Oil did I buy?
Barleans Organic Oil in Mango Peach flavour. It is a cod liver and salmon oil sweet smoothie dream.
… Why? (x 2)
Packed with essential Omega-3s, Omega Swirl was created to nutritionally support:
• Heart Health
• Cholesterol Levels Already Within a Healthy Range
• Joint Mobility and Bone Density
• Energy and Endurance
• Skin, Hair and Nail Health
• Mental Health, Wellness and Acuity
• Blood Glucose Levels Already Within a Healthy Range
• Sexual and Hormonal Health
And now, taking my fish oil will be a morning high light. For those days when this rings true:
Do any of you take fish oil? If so, what kind?