Informative: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Looking for a minimal effort way to live longer and better?  New study shows that fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids really are THAT good for you.

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What exactly are Omega-3s?  Omega-3’s are an unsaturated fatty acid.  Unsaturated fats are the good fats (as opposed to trans fats and most saturated fats, which are bad).  Unsaturated fats raise your HDL (good) cholesterol, which helps your clear the bad fats and LDL (bad) cholesterol from your body.  This helps prevent those precious arteries from getting clogged up- that’s why our cholesterol ratio (HDL:LDL) is actually more important than total cholesterol.

Older individuals with higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids had over a 25% reduced risk of death and lived an average of 2.2 years longer than individuals with low levels of Omega-3s!

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The largest benefit was at low levels, so that means that if you’re eating NO fish, start eating a LITTLE fish for a BIG benefit!!  If you don’t like fish, find a good supplement high in the Omega-3s DHA & EPA.

Fish highest in the most beneficial Omega-3s (DHA & EPA): herring, mackerel, lake trout, wild salmon and albacore tuna.