What are the Omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that play an important role and may provide a number of health benefits.
The three most important types of Omega-3 are:
1- ALA: Mainly found in plants
2- DHA: Mainly found in animal foods
3- EPA: Mainly found in animal foods
Our bodies cannot produce Omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them from food, the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are: fatty fish, fish oils, flax seed oil, and walnuts. For people who do not eat much of these foods, an omega-3 supplement, such as fish oil, is often recommended.
Studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids can protect against all sorts of illnesses, including breast cancer, depression, and various inflammatory diseases. It is also particularly important for pregnant and breastfeeding women to get enough DHA, as it can affect the health and intelligence of the baby.