There is sufficient evidence these days of the need for Omega-3 in your diet
“Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids-found in fish oils- seem to increase the number of PARS, which will help reduce your inflammation (my knees). We recommend you get Omega-3s in the form of three to four ounce servings of fish per week or a 2-gram fish oil capsule a day or an ounce of walnuts a day.” (Page 95 YOU on a Diet, by Dr. Oz) The American Heart Association recommends 2 servings of fish per week and according them, 75% of Americans do not consume the recommended amounts in their diet. Omega-3’s have also been known to improve circulation, learning and concentration as well as promote healthy joints and skin. Foods found with Omega-3’s include olive oil, canola oil, fish oils, flaxseeds, avocados, and walnuts. Depending on your eating habits, you may or may not need a Omega-3 supplement. We eat olive oil everyday, walnuts in our oatmeal and fish fairly regularly. However, if these items are not in your weekly lineup, then a supplement could be an option for you.