Why You Still Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids
After vitamins and minerals, fish oil with its omega-3 fatty acids is the most widely used supplement, taken by an estimated 10% of Americans.
So, when research reviews show that it doesn’t provide the health benefits for people with heart conditions that researchers thought it did, it’s hard to know what to do.
One thing researchers do know is that omega-3s are essential fats — your body can’t make them. So for general good health, you need to get them from diet.
The Main Types of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
-Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in