My favorite fat by far is the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon and flax seeds among other nutritional delights. I just learned a new reason to love this fat: it decreases joint pain.
A recent study, performed by University of California, found that the fat fights inflammation, including joint pain. This news reminded me to include my fish oil supplement as part of my exercise recovery plan. The same study also found that omega-3s can increase oxygen delivery during exercise. And with happy knees, I will be able to run fast and need that oxygen increase.
If you have trouble eating salmon or tuna twice a week, try a fish oil supplement — just make sure it bears the USP verified.