The power and influence of marketing in setting trends and influencing consumer buying habits is reflected in the eight food items we’ve chosen to illustrate how consumers are duped. Because ultimately, many of the things you buy that you believe to be good are sometimes really bad.
8) Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk
Since unhealthy diets containing processed foods are high in omega-6 fatty acids, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are needed to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in fish, but can also be found in wheat germ, free-range beef and poultry, kidney beans, navy beans, tofu, winter and summer squash, raspberries, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, romaine lettuce, and collard greens.
But instead of obtaining omega-3 fatty acids from natural sources, which is always the best option, many people take omega-3 fish oil supplements.
Now experts are suggesting omega-3 fatty acids may raise the risk of prostate cancer by more than 70 per cent. Researchers warned against omega-3 pills, and recommended eating just one or two meals of oily fish per week.
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