New research suggests that adding more Omega-3s to the diet may help prevent vision loss in older adults. Doctors at the National Eye Institute in Maryland recently concluded a 12-year study of more than 1,800 adults, all of whom had early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). What they found was that those who consumed the most Omega-3 fatty acids—particularly EPA and DHA—were “30 percent less likely than their peers” to develop an advanced form of AMD. Why? Read more to find out about the health-promoting benefits of Omega-3s.
How Do I Get More Omega-3s?
Healthy Omega-3 fats are found naturally in fish, flaxseed oil, walnuts and some dark green, leafy vegetables. Experts recommend at least 1,000 mg daily for overall health (including enhanced digestion), so if you have trouble getting enough Omega-3s through diet alone, a natural fish oil supplement can help boost your daily intake. Look for an ultra-concentrated formula with enteric-coated capsules and added lipase to help prevent any fishy aftertaste or burping.