Omega-3 fatty acids are fats generally located in plant and marine oils. Omega-3s are considered essential, because they cannot be manufactured in the human body and must be taken in via the foods we eat. There is evidence that omega-3 fatty acids assist in lowering the risk of heart disease, and may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The following foods are rich in omega-3 fatty acids:
- Oils – Flax seen oil, canola oil, soybean oil
- Nuts – Walnuts
- Fatty Fish – Salmon, albacore tuna, lake trout, sardines and mackeral