Our body needs essential fatty acids like omega-3, but since it cannot make them on its own, it’s vital to consume these good fats through food. Omega-3 benefits us in plenty of ways, from lowering our chances of getting cancer, heart disease and stroke, to keeping away depression and dementia.

Getting Omega-3 early in life is important since it is a critical ingredient for brain health and its low levels in the body are associated with poorer reading and memory. Beneficial to eye health, especially infant vision development, it helps retinal function and is useful for children and teenagers suffering from asthma, attention-deficit disorder and depression. It has even been proven that children born to mothers who took omega-3 supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding score higher on cognitive tests compared to others.

Dietary Sources Of Omega-3

You can get omega-3 from foods such as fish (especially mackerel, herring, sardines and salmon), pasture raised meats, grass fed dairy, edamame (green soybeans), wild rice (it’s actually not rice but a kind of grass), walnuts and flaxseeds, and enriched eggs.

Here are some delicious omega-rich recipes for you to try:

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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.