5 Reasons to Add Cod Liver Oil to Your Diet

A registered dietitian reveals why this fish oil stands out from the pack.

5 Reasons to Add Cod Liver Oil to Your Diet

High in nutrients, cod liver oil is a popular dietary supplement derived from fish. As with most supplements, cod liver oil is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but some doctors and nutritionists do recommend these supplements for various benefits. Registered dietitian Madeline Basler weighed in on the potential advantages of cod liver oil consumption.

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What Is Cod Liver Oil?

What Is Cod Liver Oil?

Cod liver oil is the oil extracted from one type of fish — the Atlantic or Arctic cod. It is a dietary supplement that is typically sold in liquid or gel capsule forms and can be consumed on a daily basis. The recommended intake can vary but the typical serving size of cod liver oil ranges from one teaspoon to one tablespoon. Because it can have a strong fish odor and taste, some varieties of cod liver oil may contain added flavorings, such as lemon-lime, orange, and strawberry flavors.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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