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What are omega-3 fatty acids?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Essential to life

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat them: fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants; and nut oils.
They're crucial in brain development, and are anti-inflammatory. Helpful in heart disease, depression, bipolar disorder, ra, and others.

In brief: Essential to life

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat them: fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants; and nut oils.
They're crucial in brain development, and are anti-inflammatory. Helpful in heart disease, depression, bipolar disorder, ra, and others.
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