Fish Oil (Omega-3 fatty acid) is one of the few vital supplements that can drastically improve overall health. This supplement can be found in both capsule and liquid form, as well as several foods. Fish oil is mostly known for its brain and heart benefits, but you may not have known that it can help maintain a healthy, high-functioning nervous system. Other than being a rock star for the brain, some more benefits include:
— Decreased inflammation
— Improved immune system
— Increased antioxidants
— Lowered blood pressure
— Improved circulation
— Keeps hair, nails, and skin healthy
— Improves memory and concentration
— Improves vision quality (used to treat glaucoma)
Because the body is unable to produce omega-3 naturally, it is essential to consume regularly. Other than fish oil supplements, foods containing omega-3 include:
— Pasture-raised meats — Dairy from grass-fed animals — Eggs — Edamame — Walnuts — Flax seed
— Wild, organic fish (especially salmon and tuna)
Because fish oil is strongly linked to heart health, it is often recommended for patients who are at risk for heart attacks and strokes.
Be sure to speak to Dr. Danubio prior to consuming any supplements. Each patient is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and every patient has different and unique needs that are treated individually. Better brain food with increased omega-3 will lead to a happy, healthy, and abundant life!