Omega-3s May Reduce Your Risk of Recurrent Heart Attacks

The best way to get them is by eating fatty fish-but not all fish are created equal.

When it comes to heart health, theres no better food than fish. Fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which lower triglyceride levels and help prevent blood clots and arrhythmias. Their anti-inflammatory properties inhibit the growth of arterial plaque. "We think thats why a diet high in omega-3s can reduce the risk of recurrent heart attacks in people with coronary artery disease," says Cleveland Clinic dietitian Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD. Studies also have shown that omega-3s can help fight cancer, depression, and age-related mental decline.
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