Why are omega fatty acids considered heart healthy?

Kelly Traver
Internal Medicine

Two special polyunsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6, are considered especially heart healthy because they not only lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL but also stabilize the heart's rhythm, thin blood, and decrease inflammation. Omega-6 is plentiful in our food supply, but omega-3 is more limited. You can get omega-3 in fatty fish (such as salmon), walnuts, canola oil, soybean products, ground flaxseed, and flaxseed oil.

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