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Omega-3s: the fats we love to love

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Omega-3s – The fats we love to love

Omega-3s get a lot of notoriety – and for good reason! Not only is one of them essential for good health, but we don’t get enough of them in our diets.

Omega-3s are a kind of fat. Fats are not just a storable source of 9 calories per gram. Different fats are used by our bodies for different essential functions. They’re part of the membranes that surround each cell, and are especially important in the brain and nerves. They can mediate the effect of our immune cells as well as influence the production of neurotransmitters and hormones. Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, and have health benefits for the heart, brain, and our mental health.

In fact, it’s thought that the reduced intake of omega-3s over the last few generations is one of the reasons for the increase in many of the chronic diseases we see today.

Let’s look at what exactly omega-3s are, why they’re so good for our health, and how to get enough of these lovable fats.

Subsections of the article:

  • What are omega-3s?
  • The health benefits of omega-3s
  • Omega-3s and anti-inflammation
  • Omega-3s and the brain
  • Omega-3s and mental health
  • Omega-3s and heart health
  • How to get enough omega-3s from food
  • Omega-3 supplements
  • Conclusion

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