What Is Omega-3?
Omega-3s are a family of essential fatty acids that can only be found in the foods we eat, as the body itself cannot produce these nutrients. Omega-3 acts as an energy source, supporting many different body parts in their day-to-day function.
The most important omega-3 fatty acids are DHA and EPA. These nutrients found in omega-3 provide health benefits such as keeping your arteries from becoming stiff and preventing blood clotting.
Overall, omega-3 can help fight:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Improve brain and eye health
Who Should Take Omega-3?
Everyone should be incorporating omega-3s into their diet, whether that be through the food they eat or supplements. However, omega-3 can be especially beneficial to individuals who have had cardiovascular issues/events in the past such as a heart attack or stroke.
It is also important to note Canada Health and the FDA recommend 200–500 milligrams of omega-3 per day or at least 2 servings of fatty fish per week.