FACT: Some fats are good
It is often said that Americans consume too much fat, but in the U.S. and other areas of the world, many people don’t eat enough good fat. Consuming omega-3s – good fats – are important for cardiovascular health.
FACT: All omega-3s are not the same
No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of omega-3s. But do you know that not all omega-3s are created equal? There are three main omega-3s – EPA, DHA and ALA – and each has distinct health benefits. EPA and DHA are the primary omega-3s you need to support heart health and can be found in fatty fish and omega-3 supplements.
FACT: Your body cannot make all the nutrients it needs for a strong heart
The human body does not produce significant amounts of EPA or DHA omega-3s on its own. Your body must get these important nutrients from food and the main dietary source is cold-water fatty fish. Unfortunately, the typical American diet includes far less EPA and DHA than what’s optimal.
FACT: Seafood is not the only way to get heart-healthy omega-3s
For those who do not consume significant amounts of fish on a regular basis there are high-quality omega-3 supplements on the market that can be found in the supplement aisle of grocery and health food stores – making it easy to add omega-3s to your daily diet.
FACT: There’s science supporting the heart-healthy benefits of omega-3s at all ages
There's an amazing amount of science on omega-3s — more than 30,000 published studies, in fact. New groundbreaking science focused on the positive impact of omega-3s and heart health is published regularly. That means thousands of reasons why omega-3s are always a good idea for your heart.