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Omega-3 fats are essential for many of your body’s functions. They’re one of the two main types of what’s known as ‘polyunsaturated fat’ – the other is omega-6, found in vegetable and seed oils, and some nuts.
Polyunsaturated fats can help protect your heart by lowering the levels of LDL cholesterol in your blood. That’s the ‘bad’ cholesterol that can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
The best source of omega-3 is oily fish, and it’s recommended that you eat at least 1 portion a week.
Oily fish include:
If you don’t eat fish or you’re vegetarian or vegan, other good sources of omega-3 include walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, Brussels sprouts and hemp.
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