More information supports the benefits of fish oil – it keeps coming.

Fish oils are great for you. I’ve written past blogs about the benefits. Most of the benefits are the same, but it always serves as a good reminder. 

Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins A and D. The Omega-3 fatty acids protect the heart and offer benefits for inflammation. If you can get the Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, that’s the preferred way to do it; however, supplements can be effective. However, you can also get some Omega-3 from plants. 

Certain studies have shown many benefits of fish oil and Omega-3 fatty acids. These oils/acids have shown to benefit multiple sclerosis, prostate cancer, depression, memory benefits, heard/cardiovascular benefits, Alzheimer disease, vision loss, and so many others.

Most people know you can get Omega-3’s from fish and fish oil. However, there are other animal sources of Omega-3 fatty acids such as eggs. There are also vegetable alternatives of Omega-3 from fish, such as from:

  • flax
  • hempseed
  • spirulina
  • walnuts
  • chia seeds
  • basil 
  • dark green leafy veggies

So, going forward set a goal for yourself: try to get enough Omega-3 fatty acids from natural sources. Eat fish and eat from the list above, including eggs. See how many of these fatty acids that you can get and see and feel the results.  

If you’re on medication, make sure you talk to your doctor about increasing your intake of Omega-3’s. Generally, the risks will be minor, but you don’t want to go at it alone.