What are these Omega-3s I keep hearing about?

What are these Omega-3s I keep hearing about?

Healing, Medical, wellness
It seems like "omega-3" has become a bit of a buzz word. Whether folks are taking omega-3 supplements or eating fish for the omega-3s or buying eggs that advertise extra omega-3s, these nutrients are clearly on people's health radars.  But, what are these omega-3 things exactly? And why should you care about them? Without getting too deep into the biochemistry (something dietitians have to study in depth in our training!), we'll provide an overview of omega-3 fatty acids, how they relate to health, and how you can make sure to get enough of them. What are they? Omega-3s or formally, omega-3 fatty acids, are basically a type of fat.  In fact, they are a family of polyunsaturated fats (a type of healthy fat that is typically liquid at room temperature;…
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