We’ve all heard that the words OMEGA 3 FATTY acids….and they are invoked as having magical properties to heal us. Specifically, supplements of Omega 3’s, a healthy polyunsaturated fat, are thought to protect the blood vessels in the heart and brain, thus preventing heart attacks and strokes.
A recent study out of England compiled data from many studies of dietary Omega 3’s and found that people who ate 4-5 servings of fish high in Omega 3’s, had a mild reduction in stroke risk, but this was not seen in people who obtained their Omega 3’s from supplements.
So, getting your Omega 3’s from a natural source is the way to go, if you can find the taste for it. Check out the various fish below that contain high levels of these beneficial fats.
Source: The Health Effects of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Seafoods