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Omega-3s Deserve Respect in World of Fats for Supporting a Healthier Brain

Found in fish and flaxseed, omega-3s are the good fats that can keep the brain humming along

   

Tip: The body doesn't produce fatty acids naturally, so you must add them to your diet. If you're like most people, you are eating far too many inflammation-promoting omega-6 fatty acids and far too few omega-3s. What to do? In addition to eating more fish, add flaxseed to your cereal and smoothies and chia seeds to stir-fries and salads. Both are stuffed with omega-3s (and have little taste).

How much should you eat? According to the Cleveland Clinic, one to two tablespoons is a healthy daily dose, though it cautions that patients on blood thinners should not take chia seeds. —Margery D. Rosen

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Membership Expires: Renew

Omega-3s Deserve Respect in World of Fats for Supporting a Healthier Brain

Found in fish and flaxseed, omega-3s are the good fats that can keep the brain humming along

   

Tip: The body doesn't produce fatty acids naturally, so you must add them to your diet. If you're like most people, you are eating far too many inflammation-promoting omega-6 fatty acids and far too few omega-3s. What to do? In addition to eating more fish, add flaxseed to your cereal and smoothies and chia seeds to stir-fries and salads. Both are stuffed with omega-3s (and have little taste).

How much should you eat? According to the Cleveland Clinic, one to two tablespoons is a healthy daily dose, though it cautions that patients on blood thinners should not take chia seeds. —Margery D. Rosen