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Tuna, mackerel, and other fatty fish can bubble a sigh of relief. Although they are rich in omega-3 fats, a component necessary for good health in humans, they’re not the only source available.

Dr. Thomas H. Lee, editor in chief of Harvard Heart Letter, says seeds, nuts, some oils, greens, and supplements are other ways for humans to get those important omega-3 fats. “Foods are almost always a better way to get nutrients than pills,” he states. Ground up flaxseeds, soybeans, walnuts, or wheat germ are all on his short list of sources. “If you like greens,” he adds, “follow Popeye’s advice and eat more spinach.” Dr. Lee suggests that using plant oils that contain omega-3 fats is another method for getting them into your diet.

So rather than trying to hook a big one, go fishing in your favorite supermarket and reel in all the omega-3 fats you need. No bait necessary.

Harvard Health Letter

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, September/October 2004. Copyright © 2015 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines

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