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Know more about your heart-healthy friend - Omega-3?

Know more about your heart-healthy friend - Omega-3?

Omega-3 is a group of essential fatty acids, which generally cannot be synthesized by the body in adequate quantities. They are required in every cell of human body maintaining the healthy functioning of each organ and body parts. Our bodies can’t produce them. The only source is food. 


There are actually three types of fatty acids that are collectively referred to as omega-3's: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The long chain omega-3s DHA and EPA are widely held to be the most important of the Omega-3’s, they are largely derived from fish oils, with salmon and tuna oil containing the highest natural proportion of DHA. Omega-3 ALA is found in plants.



What’s in it for you?

Omega-3 fats maintain cardiovascular and joint health, omega-3 are also essential to the brain, impacting behavior and cognitive function, and are especially necessary during fetal development. Low dietary intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids is linked to depressed mood, hostility, and impulsive behavior.


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