Features March 2018 Issue

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: They’re Essential

Essential omega-3 fatty acids are easily obtained from the food we eat.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: They’re Essential

Your body needs the type of oil found in fish and certain plants. Health benefits include the possibility of reducing inflammation.

Are you eating enough fish? You’ve probably heard the recommendation to eat fish at least two to three times a week to get omega-3 fatty acids. Not only are omega-3 fatty acids good for you, they are essential. And there are other sources besides fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential because the body needs them to function properly but can’t make them. They must come from food. Omega-3 fatty acids have a role in brain function, growth and development, inflammation and heart health.

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