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Mental health news flash: Omega-3s may give antidepressants a boost!   
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It takes two to tango, both literally and figuratively. And two — as in two remedies — may be a magic number for some people with clinical depression. More than 40 clinical studies on people with depression have shown that supplementing with fish oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids can substantially boost the effectiveness of antidepressant medication. It appears that the magic is in the omega-3s; research into whether fish oil alone relieves depression yielded conflicting results. If you have ever been diagnosed with depression, talk with your doctor about adding a high-quality fish-oil supplement to your daily regimen. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet will help too, so be sure your menus include plenty of vegetables and fruits, beans and legumes, whole grains, and — you guessed it — omega-3s from fish like sardines, anchovies, and wild salmon. And don’t forget about exercise, another natural antidepressant! One impressive study showed that fully half of people with depression who added physical activity improved significantly. Some even went into remission. So find an activity you love, whether it’s walking, swimming, or dancing. Speaking of the tango…

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