Your Personal Best: Omega 3s

The American Heart Association recommends that we get omega 3 fatty acids into a weekly dietary plan.

Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that lower blood pressure, lower tryglycerides and keep your arteries from becoming stiff and hard.

It keeps the arteries supple, lowering blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Omega 3 fatty acids are found in highest amounts in certain cold water fish such as, salmon, tuna, sardines and even anchovies. It’s also found in plant-based nutrients like walnuts, canola oil, flax seed and chia seeds.

If you’re thinking about supplementation, consult your doctor. Omega 3 fatty acids or supplements may interact with certain medications.

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