Fish Oil is best - my endo says it's about as good at lowering cholesterol as some of the meds that are out there!!! I've heard that there are some versions out there that are vegetarian-friendly - it's not labelled fish oil, but Omega-3 EPA & DHA These are the most important components. They CAN be made from ALA found in Flax Seed Oil, but VERY in-efficiently!!!.
As for protein - bean, beans, are good for your heart... and they're a FANTASTIC, CHEAP source of protein that is low in fat and high in fiber!!! I'm considering going semi-vegetarian and eating a LOT more beans (legumes). There is a mis-understanding that they are not a complete protein, but that's not true. They are actually VERY good for you! Make some Hummus & spread it on some Triscuit (woven wheat) crackers, top with a little chopped tomato, and VOILA - tasty and filling snack!
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(Diploma in Massage Therapy, with Honours from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage)
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