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Looking For Ways To Improve Your Health: Omega-3s

Looking For Ways To Improve Your Health: Omega-3s

Omega-3s

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Omega-3s are critical fatty acids that promote good health.  The problem is the body doesn’t make this vital fat, so you need to eat omega 3-rich foods several times a week to maintain an adequate supply.

Omega-3s support both heart and brain health. They help the heart by preventing abnormal heart rhythms, and they also ease the inflammation that can contribute to coronary artery blockages.

What Does Omega 3s Do For You

Heart Health

Omega-3s reduces triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood) and raises your HDL (the “good” cholesterol) that can reduce your risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure slightly. The two omega-3s most important to the heart are EPA and DHA, found in fish, especially fatty fish. This is why the American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of omega-3-rich fish a week.

Brain Health

Preliminary studies suggest that increased DHA from omega-3s may help prevent age-related dementia.

Great Sources of Omega-3s

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Herring
  • Eggs (fortified with DHA)
  • Walnuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Avocadoes
  • Mackerel
  • Halibut
  • Anchovies
  • Rainbow Trout

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4 Comments

  1. Salmon with Puy lentils and salad for supper tonight! Hope all is well with you. 🙂

  2. Salmon is also delicious, I like fish 🙂
    Thank you for the post, Charlie!

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