Fish-Free Ways to Get Your Omega-3s
If you’re not a fan of fish, there are still a number of ways to get the healthful benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in your daily diet. Here’s how.
By Wyatt Myers | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH
With every new study of omega-3 fatty acids, the list of the health benefits grows. A few examples: Omega-3 capsules reduced symptoms of depression and other menopause symptoms in women after just eight weeks, a recent study in the journalMenopause found. In trials of nearly 40,000 patients, consuming fatty fish twice a week lowered a person’s risk of heart problems and also improved outcomes after a heart attack or heart failure, a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found. People who regularly eat baked or broiled fish have larger brains — and a lower risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease — than those who do not, a study presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting concluded.