With cardiovascular disease (CVD) the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, it’s important that everyone understand their risk factors for heart attack and stroke. One easy way to combat your risk is to increase consumption of omega-3s—fatty acids that have been shown to support a healthy heart throughout life.
Omega-3 refers to a family of fats that the body can’t produce on its own—they have to be consumed. Although there are plant sources of omega-3s (e.g. ﬂaxseed, walnuts), the optimal source is ﬁsh, especially cold-water ﬁsh that are...