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12-21-2002, 03:22 AM
When dieting, should I add the calories, and fat grams that come from my Cod Liver Oil caps into my daily total?

The caps I take come up to just over 1g in weight each. Should I assume thats 1g of fat, and 9 calories in each then?

Some of you may thing this is too small to worry about. But when you start taking 6 of these a day, that add up to be greater than 50 calories.

restless
12-21-2002, 03:25 AM
I take around 20 gr of cod liver oil a day. Liquid form will be a lot cheaper and they tend to be better quality too.

Wizard
12-21-2002, 09:30 AM
Cod liver oil contains the essential fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) that improve the blood flow and reduce the blood pressure. It's also rich in Vitamins A and D so I think that your intake of up to 6 caps/day is even low.

AstronautJones
12-21-2002, 01:19 PM
I'd say if it's equal to, or more than 50 cals just add it in. But even so, that is a little amount.

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12-21-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Wizard
Cod liver oil contains the essential fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) that improve the blood flow and reduce the blood pressure. It's also rich in Vitamins A and D so I think that your intake of up to 6 caps/day is even low.

I'm going by Lyle McDonalds recommendation when dieting of 6x1g caps / day of cod liver oil.

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12-21-2002, 04:18 PM
could anyone answer my question. Is a lil over 1g capsule, 1g fat and 9 calories?

bradley
12-21-2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Avatar
could anyone answer my question. Is a lil over 1g capsule, 1g fat and 9 calories?

I know the fish oil capsules that I take are 1g fat and 10 calories. I think the gelcap might add the other calorie?

Blood&Iron
12-22-2002, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Avatar
could anyone answer my question. Is a lil over 1g capsule, 1g fat and 9 calories?
Yes.

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12-22-2002, 03:00 PM
Thanks.

goobermor
12-25-2002, 01:07 AM
well also the labeling on the back isnt always correct. I've compared products with the same composition and size of fat/carbs/protein, and they came out to different caloric totals at the top of the nutrition label. I think I was looking at the difference between peanut butters....pb&j's samminches, the staple of any good diet :D