How good are omega-3 fatty acids for my health?

I keep hearing about omega-3 fatty acids and was wondering how good they are for me? what do they help with?

One Response to “How good are omega-3 fatty acids for my health?”

  1. war3rd Says:

    Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for cardiovascular health and are important parts of a person's diet both during development (in utero as well as childhood), and even maintenance during all stages of life. They used to make up a much larger portions of humans' diet eons ago, but our modern diet has largely replaced them with Omega-6 fatty acids, which , while are also necessary for health, are not a replacement for Omega-3s.

    There are many reasons why Omega-3 fatty acids are healthful to consume, from improving the body's lipid profile (cholesterol levels and ratio) as well as proper vision and brain function, and fetal development with pregnant women. The best website for information is The Omega-3 Fatty Acids FAQ at http://www.omega3faq.com

    These fatty acids can be found in fish (and fish oil supplements), as well as a number of other sources that you can incorporate into your diet. Some are safer than others, so check out the aforementioned website for more comprehensive answers.

    Check it out for more information, it will answer just about any question you have about Omega-3 fatty acids (and tell you about the different ones, such as DHA and EPA).