How to Overcome Bad After-Taste
July 20, 2012 By: Lynne Brick
Health and medical experts agree. Consuming fish oil provides tremendous health benefits that aid in the prevention or treatment of high cholesterol, heart disease, depression, ADHD, cancer, diabetes, inflammation, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, eye disorders and more. Fish oil is packed full of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA), which are good for your mind, mood and body. Most doctors recommend that you take a daily dose of 2,000-3,000 mg or more of EPA and DHA.
When you take the recommended daily dose, do you find you can’t get rid of the “fishy” after taste? What do you do? Leave the fish oil capsules on your shelf and never consume one again? Vow to eat fish every day from now until eternity? Live with the fishy taste in your mouth all day?
You don’t have to do any of these things. Here are three options to help you enjoy the tremendous health benefits of fish oil without the “fishy” after-taste:
- Always take your fish oil with a meal. Food helps to absorb the fishy flavor. If you experience burping (or medically referred to as eructation), it should have a mixed after taste, not just that of fish.
- Take your fish oil in a liquid version. My husband, Victor adds fish oil to our morning shake. That way we gain the benefits in a flavorful fashion. The kind we use is Beyond Essential Fats, by Natura.
- Freeze your fish oil capsules. I recently heard Dr. Andrew Weil speak at theUniversity of Maryland’s Wellness conference. He recommended placing your fish oil capsules in the freezer to reduce or eliminate the fish oil after taste completely. I thought that was a great idea!
So there you have it. Three options to help you “stomach” your fish oil and gain the tremendous health benefits from our friends that are “under the sea.”
Do you have any other “secrets” you’d like to share how you enjoy your vitamins, minerals and herbs? Please share! Thank you.
You Go Girl!
Lynne Brick, RN
Thought for the day: “You are as important to your health as it is to you.” -Terri Guillemets