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Omega 3 and mental health

Do you know that omega 3 can be very effective to help with mental health. In fact, scientists discover that people who seem to anger quickly for no reason may actually suffer from omega-3 deficiency

But there are much more problems associated to a lack of omega 3.

If you feel or experience :

  • Fatigue

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Concentration problems, attentiveness or poor memory (in children and adults)

  • Depression

  • Mood swings

  • Irritability, restlessness, anger and anxiety...

Who is at rick of lack of omega-3 Fatty Acid?

People who may suffer from omega-3 fatty acids deficiency:

  • Vegans

  • People who restrict fat in their diet

  • People who do not consume fish

  • People whose diets are mainly from red meat and poultry


The best soucre of omega-3 fatty acids is found in fishoil. It is easy to find good supplements in capsules in healty stores.

The important details to lookup is the eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) vs. docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentration. Find more in this article.

If you prefer, you can obtain a faireamount of omega-3 by eating the fish itself

Here are some ideas :

  • Mackerel (70 g per 1 cup, cooked)

  • Herring (185 g per 3 oz.),

  • Mild salmon (171 g per 3 oz.),

  • Tuna (140 g per 3 oz.),

  • White fish (135 g per 3 oz.),

  • Sardines (136,3 g per 1 can/3.75 oz.)

  • Anchovies (95 g per 1 can/2 oz.).

Here we find a very interesting article talking about Omega-3 fatty acids for mood disorders

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