A Short Guide to Omega 3 Fatty Acids and How to Consume Them

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Omega 3 fatty acids have secured widespread recognition for their numerous health benefits and for good reason. Omega 3 is widely known for maintaining physical well-being and is associated with improving heart and brain health. Keep reading to find out why omega 3 is so good for you and a short list of food sources to incorporate into your diet.

Heart Health

Omega 3s are most commonly known as a heart disease preventative as they help lower triglycerides, reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and reduce blood pressure. A great well-known, and delicious food source is fatty fish such as salmon and sardines. Aim to include at least two servings of fatty fish a week in your diet.

Brain Health

Omega 3s are also associated with lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and improving overall cognitive function. A great source is fish oil supplements, fatty fish, or flaxseed.

Eye Health

Perhaps commonly less known is that Omegas are also associated with improving eye health by reducing the risk of age-associated degeneration in the retina. Increasing your intake of omegas has many positive effects, especially as you age. Aim for at least 2 servings a week of fatty fish, and sprinkle flaxseeds, chia seeds, or hemp seeds on yogurt, in smoothies, or in puddings for additional sources of omega 3s.