Omega-3 fatty acids are found to have a positive effect in a number of inflammatory diseases, including asthma and allergies. Their benefits extend to other diseases which include depression, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimers disease. These fatty acids are particularly important for growth and brain development in children. Below are some inexpensive and tasty ways to increase the levels of omega-3 in your diet. Serve with wholegrains and vegetable crudités as a light lunch or snack. Remember, two portions of fish per week is ideal, one of which should be an oily fish. Read our article to learn more about the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids.