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Omega3 Innovations' Omega-3 Chocolate Provides a Healthy Alternative to Halloween Candy


Omega3 Innovations' Omega Passion chocolate truffles contain a high dose of omega-3 and oat soluble fiber that co-founder and creator Dr. Chalmers says is a tastier and healthier way to celebrate Halloween.

Venice, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

As trick-or-treaters line up with their candy bags, Dr. Anne-Marie Chalmers plans to hand out a different kind of goody: a chocolate that she says satisfies candy cravings, without compromising people's health.

Dr. Chalmers' Venice-based Omega3 Innovations makes Omega Passion, a chocolate truffle that contains 1000 mg of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, as well as 5 g of oat fiber and a non-alkalized dark chocolate coating.

“What's wonderful with the Omega Passion,” says Dr. Chalmers, “is that it not only provides a healthier-than-average Halloween treat, but delivers significant health benefits.”

Dr. Chalmers notes that the high dose of both the omega-3 and oat fiber found in the Omega Passion match the doses used in research studies on diabetes and weight management.

“There's significant research suggesting that the combination of omega-3 and oat fiber improve satiation, which is important for any kind of weight management program” says Dr. Chalmers, who co-created the Omega Passion with her husband and partner, Dr. Bo Martinsen.    

The Omega Passion is diabetes-friendly and contains a total of 8 grams of sugar, or about as much sugar as an apple, says Dr. Chalmers.

The Omega Passion is one of series of omega-3 food products made at Omega3 Innovations. The biotech company also manufacturers the Omega Cookie, an oat fiber cookie that contains 7 capsules worth of omega-3 fish oil, and the Omega Cure, a liquid fish oil that's easy to add to fruit juices, yogurts, and smoothies.

“As a physician practicing in Norway, I saw firsthand how important it was to create nutritious food that people would want to eat on a regular basis,” says Dr. Chalmers, who specialized in preventive medicine. “The first battle with any kind of nutrition program is getting people to follow the advice you give them.”

“You can think of the Omega Passion as a new twist on trick or treat,” she says. “You trick your taste buds into thinking you are eating something wicked. But you are really treating your body by giving it healthy food.”

About Omega3 Innovations: Founded by Bo Martinsen, M.D., and Anne-Marie Chalmers, M.D. – two physicians who have worked with omega-3 fish oil for more than 16 years – the company offers several varieties of Omega Cookies, Omega Passion chocolates, as well as Omega Cure supplements. Each cookie contains seven capsules worth of omega-3 fish oil, five grams of fiber, 200% of the daily value of vitamin D and 35% of calcium. The company was an innovation winner at the 2010 annual Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County's Hall of Fame awards and was nominated in this year's young business category. Omega3 Innovations is the first to create a bakery product that contains an effective dose of omega-3 fish oil. For more information, visit

For more information about this release, please contact:
Anne-Marie Chalmers, M.D., Omega3 Innovations, 941-485-4400 or am(at)omega3innovations(dot)com

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