You’ve probably heard by now that omega-3 fatty acids
, found in oily fish
and fish oil supplements
, are a great way to protect yourself from arthritis
But if you’ve been getting your omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements instead of directly from eating fish, you could be missing out on some of the essential health benefits!
Here’s why it’s better to get your omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish than from fish oil supplements
That’s because a pair of studies published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
shows getting your omega-3
like sardines, salmon and mackerel will help lower healthy blood pressure
– fish oil supplements
have no effect.
In fact, omega-3
in supplement form actually weakens the health benefits, competing with the positive effects of omega-3
from natural sources, says Healthgoesstrong
So if you do have a choice in the matter, rather go for fatty fish like trout and herring, as they’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
So if you’re vegan or allergic to fish, don’t despair. You can still take fish oil supplements as you won’t have any natural sources of omega-3 in your system from eating fish for the fish oil supplements to fight against.
Try flaxseed oil: The best thing since cod liver oil…
And if you hate the taste of cod liver oil, you can still get all the omega fatty acids you need from flaxseed oil!
explains flaxseed is what's used to feed all those chickens that are laying eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids
That’s why flaxseed oil’s a great way to get all your omega fatty acids.
Because it contains about 50% omega-3
, 30% omega-6, and 20% omega-9 fatty acids, which is a good balance for long-term supplementation, says Health Bytes
Try it today; you’ll soon reap the health benefits!