Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body cannot make them, you must obtain them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis.
Excellent food sources of Omega-3 fatty acids include:
Salmon, flax seeds and walnuts.
Avocados, olives, butter.
Olive oil, coconut oil, walnut oil.
Very good seafood sources of healthy fats include scallops, halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna,
Very good vegetable sources of healthy fats include cauliflower, cabbage, cloves, kale, mustard seeds, soybeans, tofu, collard greens, and brussel sprouts.
What can high-omega-3 foods do for you?
Reduce inflammation throughout your body
Keep your blood from clotting excessively
Maintain the fluidity of your cell membranes
Lower the amount of lipids (fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides)