Omega-3 fatty are one of the good fats. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Unfortunately, your body can't produce them. You must eat them or take a supplement.
Omega-3 fatty help your heart in several ways. They curb inflammation in the blood vessels (and the rest of your body). At higher doses, they also make abnormal heart rhythms less likely and lower your level of blood fats called triglycerides.
Omega-3s DHA and EPA can lower your triglycerides, a blood fat that’s linked to heart disease. You can also bring down triglyceride levels by exercising, drinking less alcohol, and cutting back on sweets and processed carbs like white bread and white rice.
Omega-3s can help lower blood pressure. One way is to replace red meat with fish during some meals. You should also avoid salty fish, such as smoked salmon. If you have high blood pressure, limit the amount of salt that you are taking in.
Studies suggest omega-3s can curb joint pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Some additional studies suggest omega-3 supplements may ease the symptoms of ADHD. Omega-3 is important in brain development and function.