Posted: Oct 9, 2012 8:21 AM by Marissa Torres
Updated: Oct 9, 2012 9:15 AM
How about feeding your sweet tooth while staying heart healthy? That's what one company is promising about a new kind of cookie.
By combining two of the most recommended nutrients, fiber and fish oil, Omega-3 Innovations co-founder Dr.Bo Martinsen says it's the super food without the fishy taste.
"How could we put fish oil into very attractive foods? Like chocolate or cookies and at the same time, combine it with other nutrient, like soluble fiber, the best soluble fiber there is, is from oats."
Urith Kipp says she has fish oil every morning and credits her fewer worries to Omega-3.
"It certainly improved. I've been under a lot of work stress and I know that I helps with that as well,it helps the body deal with stress among other things, and so I feel like it's really helping me and my husband who's had health issues."
Shedding pounds, a healthier heart and lowering cholesterol, a combination some dietitians think smells a little fishy.
"When I hear diet cookie, it sounds like a little bit of conflicted message," says Nutritionist Adeana Osika. "It sounds a little too good to be true, which is what people are looking for, something which they can gain a health benefit without changing life-style."
Martinsen says the products have been a big hit in Sweden and right now he's trying to get the word out in the U.S.