Are you getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet?⁠

There are so many benefits to adding omega-3 fatty acids into the food you eat, here are some:⁠

✅ Lower blood pressure.⁠

✅ Reduce triglycerides.⁠

✅ Slow the development of plaque in the arteries.⁠

✅ Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm.⁠

✅ Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke.⁠

✅ Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease.⁠

✅ Help reduce the risk of cardiovascular and blood clots. 

✅ Increase HDL or good cholesterol.⁠

✅ Reduce inflammation by mitigating the production of molecules called cytokines which promote the inflammatory response.  ⁠

There have also been studies that may suggest that omega- 3 fatty acids may help with depression & help with sleep quality. ⁠

Fish is the best source of omega-3-fatty acids like salmon, tuna, herring, herring, and mackerel.  Alpha-linolenic (ALA) is omega-3 in plant form and you can find it in flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnuts, soy foods, and canola oil.⁠  

Cod liver oil and fish contain high levels of docosahexenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid 9EPA) which can both reduce inflammation.

Some studies have found that DHA and EPA can reduce joint swelling, pain, and stiffness in rheumatoid arthritis.  There is also evidence that people with active RA who took daily omega- 3 supplements could reduce their pain relief medications.

Current guidelines do not recommend using fish oil for Osteoarthritis due to lack of evidence. 

Are you getting enough omega- 3 fatty acids in your daily meals?