Benefits of Omega-3 – Times of India

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Omega-3 and its values ​​underlined again

It is a known fact that omega-3s are good for the skin and hair. Its anti-aging properties are also well known. What many do not know is that it is a great anti-inflammatory agent, and therefore it is also helpful with arthritic conditions.

“Osteoarthritis patients often benefit from taking omega-3 capsules because they are good anti-inflammatory agents,” says Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, orthopedic surgeon. “And while I am an allopathic doctor, I prescribe them to my patients quite often, especially those with pre-arthritis or even those with sports injuries like sprains and torn ligaments.

Other benefits of omega-3


Good mood booster: Omega-3 helps lift mood and counteract blues and depression to some extent. “It has been proven that omega-3s improve the release of“ feel good ”hormones in the brain. I prescribe it to my patients, ”says Dr. Rajendra Barve, psychiatrist.

Immunity Booster: Like vitamin C, omega-3 has immunity boosters that fight disease and keep it in check.

Sources of Omega-3

– Cold water fish such as salmon, haddock, mackerel, sardines, cod, trout, tuna

– olives

– walnuts

– Seeds such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds

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