Omega-3 Fatty Acids Good for Your Heart

by Jodee on September 12, 2009

Fish is not only a good source of protein in your diet; eating it regularly can help to lower your risk of dying from a heart attack. The American Heart Association recommends that people eat one or two servings of fish every week to get the benefits that the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish provides.

The unsaturated fatty acids contained in fish may lower your cholesterol levels, but that isn’t the main benefit to adding fish to your menu on a regular basis. The Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in the body. Omega-3 also has other health benefits, including lowering triglycerides and blood pressure, reducing the instance of blood clots, and giving the body’s immune system a boost.

Choosing fatty fish like salmon, herring, trout and tuna will give you the health benefits that Omega-3 can provide.

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