Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to your overall health. A University of Marylands study suggests suggests that EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid), the two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. When possible, try to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods rather than supplements. Aim to eat fish high in DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids two to three times a week.
Good sources of Omega 3 include -
- Salmon (wild has more omega-3s than farmed)
- Lake trout