Monthly Archives: January 2012

Krill – The Little Guy at the Bottom of the Food Chain Packs a Big Punch

 

Krill oil is getting a lot of attention lately as providing some pretty big health benefits.  Krill are little shrimp-like crustaceans found in oceans all over the world.  Krill exist at the bottom of the food chain, approved acting as breakfast, lunch and dinner for whales, seals, penguins, squid and fish.  And now, we humans are turning more and more to the little guys to help improve our overall well-being. Continue reading

Move Over Yogurt, Probiotics Not Just for Dairy Anymore

Will 2012 be the year of the probiotic?  Many industry experts are predicting it will be and some are even calling them the multivitamin of the future.  Probiotics have come into fashion in recent years – we’ve noticed them in various foods (most commonly yogurt) and marketed as dietary supplements.  More recently, there’s been talk of adding probiotics to a wider range of foods, including granola bars, candy bars, cereal, juice and cookies and marketing them in all kinds of nutritional supplements.  Why?  Because according to ‘those in the know’, probiotics can do all sorts of amazing things for our bodies. Continue reading