Getting Your Omega-3s Beats Depression

You know how your emotions play a crucial role in your health overall and that taking an antidepressant drug is, at best, a dangerous proposition. An interesting report reviews one of the best and safest options for treating depression without a drug: Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

An interesting statistic that explains why an increasing number of patients are plagued with depression, particularly in America: The average daily intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is about 130 mg., no more than 20 percent of the minimum requirement recommended by international experts.

The article argues, correctly, mental health specialists don't have to be experts in clinical nutrition to appreciate the real connection between improved nutritional habits and better emotional health. They merely have to accept that the link exists.

And, if you ever wondered why I now recommend krill oil as your best source of omega-3 fats, you'll want to review an interesting three-month study that shows how krill, containing more EPA as well as naturally occurring phospholipids than fish oil, treats PMS better than fish oil.

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