The molecules hydrogen, oxygen and carbon make up omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 are polyunsaturated fats and have a broad range of health benefits.  The health benefits include better mood, heart health, anti-inflammation, improved cognition and even anti-cancer properties. There are 11 omega-3 fatty acids, and the 3 most important types are ALA, EPA and DHA.

The following infographic goes into detail on where to obtain the 3 types of omega-3 fatty acids, and the health benefits you can reap by getting sufficient amounts of these fatty acids in your diet.

The 3 Most Important Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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