Omega-3 is crucial for the body to function correctly according to a report being brought out by Harvard School of Public Health. Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and halibut are fish rich in oil and are good sources for omega-3. Flax seeds, vegetable oils and walnuts are also other excellent sources of it. However, fish provide DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), while the other the plant-sourced foods provide ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). However, the ones provided by the fish offer the most health benefits.
Omega-3 is one of the essential fatty acids and it helps cells to more easily function, along with reducing the chance of blood clots, lessening inflammation, and lowering cholesterol levels in the body. Even though fish oil supplements are available, it is best to get omega-3 through foods like the ones mentioned above according to Janet Brancato who is a hospital dietician in Paramus.