Now some claims that big doses of fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid, our favorite fat) help osteoarthritis are, well, fishy. (The ones about its heart and brain benefits are not!) No studies have been done to definitively show that fish oil helps arthritis symptoms. There is one clear way fish oil or DHA can help arthritis, though (at least indirectly). Eating a Mediterranean diet is a healthy way to maintain or reach an ideal weight. That’s a big help for preventing arthritis and ensuring it doesn’t get worse. The diet includes a lot of omega-3s nuts. Your joints, heart, and brain will all thank you.
- Q Can taking fish oil supplements benefit your joints?
- Q How do I know if I have a good quality fish oil?
- Q Will fish oil supplements help with weight loss?
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- Q How can fish oils in my diet help me with arthritis?
- Q What are substitutes for fish oil supplements?