What Makes Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Special?

Posted by The CareSync Team

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Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

You can find Omega-3s in certain types of fish, seeds, vegetables, and oils.

They're great for your heart!

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your risk of heart disease. The ways they help the heart include:

  • Reducing inflammation in the blood vessels
  • Improving blood flow
  • Lowering your heart rate
  • Helping to prevent arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Lowering your level of triglycerides (a blood fat linked to heart disease)
  • Slowing plaque buildup in your blood vessels

In addition, if you’ve suffered a heart attack, your doctor may prescribe a dose of omega-3s to protect your heart. Some studies, such as this one from The American Heart Association, have shown that boosting levels of omega-3 in heart attack survivors results in fewer heart attacks and fewer heart disease deaths.

Further reading: Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Fat? Yes!

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