5 Foods That Are All About Omega-3s
The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-known. Omega-3s are used to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health. They curb inflammation and may help to prevent coronary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. Higher levels of omega-3s in the blood have been associated with increased longevity. And omega-3s are polyunsaturated, which is the heart-healthy kind of fat that helps to reduce blood triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called “bad” cholesterol. Your body cannot make omega-3 fatty acids--you have to eat them. The typical American doesn’t dine on many foods that are rich in omega-3s. Whenever possible, you should try to get your omega-3 fatty acids from eating foods rather than taking supplements.