omega 3 fatty acids


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body doesn't make but needs to function properly.  Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, have been shown to benefit the heart. They can decrease the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), decrease triglyceride levels, slow the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lower blood pressure. Good sources are seafood such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel or shellfish, as well as walnuts, flaxseed, and canola and soybean oils.   

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