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Dietary sources of Omega-3 fatty acids

As we mentioned in our previous blog post on Omega-3 fatty acids, increasing one’s intake of Omega-3 fatty acids is a well established way to decrease the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They may also help lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.

We thought it would be helpful to provide you with some specific sources of dietary sources with high concentrations of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Try to add these to your diet to help your knee health:

Animal Sources:

  • Sockeye Salmon 687 IU
  • Albacore Tuna 544 IU
  • Silver Salmon  430 IU
  • King Salmon 236 IU
  • Sardines 222 IU
  • Sablefish  169 IU
  • Halibut 162 IU

Vegetarian Sources:

  • Nuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Soy
  • Canola and Olive Oil

Importantly, these sources are also low in pro-inflammatory Omega-6 Fatty Acids.

Our healthcare team can customize a supplement plan to protect your joints and aid in pain relief. Call our office at (503) 719-6783 to schedule an appointment.