Lin Madness as Reported by a Dietitian

Lin-o-len Madness

I pride myself in my cutting-edgedness.  (And also in my creative use of the English language- Check out becoming nutri-fied.) 

Imagine my excitement when I saw the headlines about Lin Madness.  The national news media had finally found my Blog. 

Yes, my friends, I was the first to introduce the magic in Lin-o-len-ic acid.  This is a wonderful fat that is found in flaxseed and walnuts.  You will find similar fatty acids in sardines, salmon, tuna and mackerel.  These fatty acids are in a general group of fats called Omega-3 fatty acids or more popularly known as “fish oil”. Everyone, and their dog, should have a diet rich in these fats. 

In addition you may want to take fish oil capsules.  (I have heard that Jeremy Lin is crediting his success to his daily intake of fish oil. (Naw..)

Figuring out which ones to take can be a daunting task. Follow these guidelines for best results.

Look on the back of the bottle to find the:

  1. Serving size- It may be more than one capsule.
  2. Amount of cholesterol- There may be a large amount. 
  3. DHA and EPA and the milligrams listed with them.  Add these 2 numbers together.  They should equal approximately 500 mgs.  This is the recommended daily amount for most healthy adults. 
  4. Look for the USP symbol.  This means the supplement meets purity standards. 

 Check with your doctor if you have concerns or questions about your fish oil capsules.

The Cinderella story of Jeremy Lin will fade in time but the health benefits of Lin-o-len-ic acid will go on. 

My suggestion to you, if you want to follow your dream like Jeremy has, then follow my Simple Diet so you can be strong and healthy and wealthy and wise. 

(Wow, all of this is one Simple Diet?  YEP!)  

Wishing you a Lin-ified Day! 




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