Fish omega-3s and plant omegas-3s are kissing cousins, not identical twins. Just as jazz and R&B are different forms of music, the omega-3 fats in fish and those in plant foods are different forms of this essential fatty acid, and both are good for you. There is an ongoing controversy about the extent of the benefits of the plant form of omega-3 fats, as some scientists say the body does not utilize this form well. Others disagree and say that for non–fish eaters upping the intake of plant foods high in omega-3s will help the body get back into omega balance and derive all the benefits thereof.
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