Nutrition Tip #3: Fish Oil
I don’t believe that you need to take a ton of crazy supplements to get the results you want or have a well-rounded nutrition plan. I do, however, think that there are a (very) few that are worth the time and money.
One of these is Fish Oil, which is John Berardi‘s Tip #3:
Fish Oil Rules
by Dr. John Berardi
I consider fish oil to be an essential supplement for fat loss. Data from the University of Western Ontario shows that fish oil supplementation increases lean body mass (during non-dieting conditions), increases BMR (by up to 400kcal/day), decreases inflammation, and improves the ratio of fat/carb oxidized (sparing carbs, burning fat). Recommended dose: Start with 6-10g per day of total fish oil (assuming 30% EPA and DHA).
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In addition to fish oil, I take a joint supplement, a mutli-vitamin, flax-seed oil (in shakes) and L-glutamine (in shakes) for muscle recovery. I am also currently considering adding a Greens product to my supplement line-up but I’m not 100% convinced yet. I’m sure I will be writing more about that in the next few weeks.