Canadian nutritionists at the University of Guelph discovered that fish oil supplementation boosts energy expenditure after a meal, so it makes weight loss or maintenance of a healthy weight easier.
Omega-3 fatty acids are the brain-boosting, cholesterol-clearing good fats (monounsaturated). Dr. Oz lists them as 1 of the 5 critical vitamins
The polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish improve body composition and studies have shown that they help muscle to react better to strength training. They also induce the body to burn more energy. Studies also show that people who consume large amounts of fish fatty acids are less fat than people who consume low amounts of fatty acids from fish.
Fish oil supplementation for dieters works better if the capsules are spread over different meals.
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