I’m a true believer that knowledge is power. Through my job as a nutrition writer, I did a lot of research for articles on the relationship between omega-3 fats and health.
For some background, omega-3s are essential fatty acids—meaning your body can’t produce them, so you have to get them from your diet. The omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in high quantities in fatty fish like salmon, anchovies, herring, and sardines, and are the most readily absorbable forms of omega-3.
I came across a lot of research analyzing the link between EPA and DHA and markers of heart health. Research has consistently linked omega-3 intake to cardiovascular wellness, specifically their role in supporting:*