What are omega-3s?

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids known as 'good fats

Omega-3 fatty acids should be consumed by everyone as part of a healthy balanced diet and can be found in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel as well as nuts, seeds and soya based products.
Experts recommend eating two portions of fish per week, one to be oily fish, however, many people find it difficult to obtain their recommended intake of omega-3 from diet alone and may benefit from taking an omega-3 supplement.
         

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Types of omega-3

Omega-3 essential fatty acids play an important role supporting the normal function of the heart.*

The the most well-known omega-3 fatty acids are:
1) EPA - Eicosapentaenoic acid
2) DHA - Docosahexaenoic acid
3) ALA - Alpha Linoleic Acid

EPA and DHA
A long chain omega-3 fatty acid found in cold water fish, algae and krill.

ALA
Omega-3 fatty acid found in nuts and seeds.

Dieta Omega-3

Good sources of omega-3s

Our bodies can’t make omega-3 fatty acids efficiently so we have to rely on dietary sources. Cold water seafood like salmon, tuna, halibut and krill are among the best sources, but omega-3 fatty acids can also be found in some plants and nut oils. The polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, are of vital importance to the body, and they contribute to the normal function of the heart*.

*The beneficial effect for the heart is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of EPA and DHA.