Inflammation and Ageing - Oily Fish

Your diet is one of your most powerful tools for promoting and preserving health every day. What and how you eat now will effect you for the rest of your life. So we are here to help by revealing to you some powerful anti-inflammatory foods that will keep you fighting fit. 

oily fish for arthritis

So many degenerative conditions can be improved, delayed or avoided by consuming high quality anti-inflammatory foods every day. As an added bonus, most anti-inflammatory food are also quite high in antioxidants with some powerful anti-ageing effects. 

One of the most well known and popular anti-inflammatory foods is oily fish. The Omega 3, specifically some known as EPA, in fish has some very powerful anti-inflammatory actions in our body. It is often taken for inflammation in joints relating to arthritis or sports injuries. It is very effective in temporarily relieving pain, joint stiffness and swelling in the joints as well as restricted range of movement.

oily fish

Oily fish has many other benefits for ageing, most importantly for assisting with memory and concentration. The grey matter in our brain relies on a healthy intake of DHA, another important component of Omega 3 which is only found in fish. Your best sources of oily fish would be sardines, mackerel, tuna and salmon. Alternatively, you can go for a fish oil supplement to get your daily Omega 3, but food is always best.

Fish is high in easily digestible protein which is important for maintaining healthy muscle mass as you age. The protein in fish will be broken down by your body into several individual Amino Acids. These Amino Acids are integral in so many actions and reactions in your body, including detoxification, sleep hormone production, mental alertness and many more.

antiageing benefits of fish oil

Good fats, also known as Essential Fats, make up part of the cell membranes in basically every part of your body. If you get enough good fats in your diet then your cells will be well lubricated and happy. This means they can help keep your skin, nails, hair and eyes healthy inside and out. So if you really want to know the secret to reducing the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles, try some oily fish!

There are so many reasons for you to enjoy 2-3 nice big servings of oily fish every week. Enjoy it steamed or grilled with a splash of lemon and a nice big serve of salad on the side. Your body and your brain will thank you for it.