Omega-3 Fatty Acids Directory
Omega-3s (EPA, ALA, and DHA) are great for heart health, brain function, mood, and much more. Fish are the best source of omega-3s. Specific conditions that may benefit from omega-3s include cholesterol, RA, depression, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to incorporate more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, what the benefits are, and much more.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Fact Sheet
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health. WebMD explains how to make sure they are part of your diet.
Healthy Fats and Low-Fat Cooking Ideas
WebMD tells you which fats you need in your diet and how to incorporate them in low-fat dishes.
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements: Benefits, Side Effects, and Uses
WebMD explains the health benefits of omega-3 fish oil, along with side effects.
Omega-3 Fish Oil: Supplements and Prescriptions
WebMD explains the difference between omega-3 fish oil supplements you can buy without a prescription and fish oil medicines your doctor can prescribe, including health benefits and side effects.
Fish Oil to Treat Depression?
Dave thinks a lot about fish these days. Study after study has suggested benefits for omega-3 fatty acids, which are plentiful in certain fish oils. But what intrigues Dave isn't that omega-3's might reduce his risk of heart attack, or ease the pain of arthritis. He's hoping to lubricate his mind.
Good Fats/Bad Fats: Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fats
Not all fats are bad. WebMD explains the benefits of the “good fats,” omega-3 fatty acids, including decreased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Who Needs Omega-3s?
Omega-3 fatty acids offer many health benefits. But most people, from toddlers to seniors, aren’t getting enough omega-3s in their diet. Here are health facts that may change your diet.
Why You Should Go Nuts Over Walnuts
Get crackin'. Walnuts are full of heart-healthy fats and protein.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Truth About Omega-3, the Good Fat
Can algae capsules or a salmon meal boost brainpower, save your heart, or ease depression? Pictures show omega-3 benefits, hype, and best sources.
Slideshow: Shopping for Omega-3s
Fill your grocery cart with these healthy omega-3 foods.
Slideshow: Seeds for Your Healthy Diet
They’re not just for the birds. Seeds are a tasty, healthy way to spruce up breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Slideshow: Healthy-Fat Foods
From fish to avocados, nuts to beans, WebMD shows you what tasty foods have healthy fats. See the benefits of adding omega 3s and other good fats to your diet.
Quiz: The Facts About Fish Oil and Omega-3s
Just how much does fish oil help your heart and your overall health? Take our quiz to find out about omega-3s, mercury worries, and how to avoid fish burps.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Your Heart Health
Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this quiz and find out.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Fats and Oils?
How Much Do You Know About Fats and Oils? Get the skinny on healthy and unhealthy fats and oils.
Seafood Quiz: Omega-3s, Mercury, and the Truth About Fish
Take this quiz about fish to see how much you know about omega-3s, raw fish, nutritional values, mercury levels, and wild vs. farm-raised fish.