Omega-3 fatty acids: In short : Omega-3 fatty acids are super foods.
A plethora of research indicates that Omega-3 consumption reduces cardiovascular disease, fights cancer and cuts inflammation and bowel disease. Researchers found that supplementing with Omega-3 was "shown to augment the therapeutic efficacy of antidepressant, mood-stabilizer, and second generation antipsychotic medications..." They may also reduce cardiometabolic side effects, the study noted.( Pharma Nutrition,Role of Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Psychiatric Practice.)
So profound are Omega-3's psychiatric effects that researchers are suggesting they be incorporated into psychiatric treatments.
In nature , the best source of Omega -3 is oily fish. This poses a question as to what do vegetarians or vegans do?! Flaxseeds are the answer. They are rich in Omega-3 , Lignans and mucilage. All have very good health benefits.