Healthy fats

Fact: Few people are eating the right fats.

Choose foods with good fats for a healthy heartIt is often said that Americans — and increasingly people around the world who are now consuming a Western diet — eat  too much fat. The reality is that people aren’t eating the right fats.

Fats to avoid are saturated and trans fats, which are generally solid at room temperature – like butter. In contrast, consuming polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) — specifically omega-3s EPA and DHA found in fatty fish and omega-3 supplements — help to support cardiovascular health.

Both the American Heart Association and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines recognize the positive association between the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and good heart health.

Don’t miss a beat –  add more omega-3 rich foods to your diet.

Learn where to find good sources of healthy fats. 

Are you getting enough omega-3s?