Omega-3s: Help for Arthritis?

Your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for health. They may also reduce inflammation.


Your body needs fat for good health, but the type of fat is crucial. The ones to strive for are typically poly- and monounsaturated fats, fluid at room temperature and mostly plant-based, rather than solid saturated fats like butter. Within the polyunsaturated fats are the unique and all-important omega-3 fatty acids. They are essential for health, but your body cannot manufacture them—they need to be part of your diet.

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