From salmon and sardines to cashews and corn oil, the fatty acids that you should be eating are in a range of common foods. Are you getting them regularly?
When you’re digesting food and its many components, fatty and otherwise, there are two types of unsaturated fatty acids – known as omega fatty acids – that you should be getting:
Where you get your omega-3 fatty acids matter. “Fatty” fish will give you the highest amounts of omega-3. To learn more about which fish sources measure up, read our article: Omega-3: Does the type of fish matter?
*Note that different cooking methods can affect how much Omega-3 you get from your food.