Typically, people aren’t thrilled by eating things that have the word “fat” in their name, but in the case of omega-3 fatty acids, we have a lot to be excited about.
Imagine that omega-3’s are a family of healthy fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. This means we must eat enough omega-3 rich foods in order to keep our hearts working properly, our genes error-free and to optimize peak brain function. In this omega-3 family, there are 3 “siblings,” whose 3-letter names you may recognize from ads on cereal boxes, orange juices, baby formula, or vitamin supplements. These are: