Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids

Cobe, Patricia
March 2006
FoodService Director;3/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, Special Section p3
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This article offers information about omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and identifies food sources of the acids. These polyunsaturated fats are also labeled essential fatty acids because the body cannot produce them. Research has shown that omega-3 acids have a positive effect on heart health. They make the blood less likely to form clots and protect against irregular heartbeats. Good sources of the acids include salmon, tuna, sardines, trout, swordfish and other cold-water fish


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