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7 Science-backed health benefits of eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids

• by Zoey Sky

Detailed below are seven amazing benefits of eating superfoods or taking supplements rich in omega-3s.

What are omega-3s?

Omega-3 refers to a group of unsaturated fatty acids with a specific double bond in their chemical structure like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

According to Dr. Claire Thomas, a medical doctor and clinical content lead at Evergreen Life, omega-3s are called "essential fatty acids" since the human body is unable to produce them. You can only get omega-3s through your diet.

You can boost your intake of omega-3s by taking dietary supplements and eating animal or food sources, such as:

Animal sources

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