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How to Get Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Good Health

2 monthes ago   |   By Food and Health

Now that we know omega-3 fatty acids are key to good health , let's explore how to get them through our eating patterns...
How Many Omega-3s Do I Need?
There isn't enough scientific evidence to establish a Recommended Dietary Allowance for omega-3s, but there is an Adequate Intake , which is based on the omega-3 intakes in healthy populations. Even though DHA and EPA are important for health, the AI applies only to ALA, because it is the only omega-3 that our body doesn't make and which must be obtained from food.
Here's a chart of the AI for ALA omega-3 fatty acid needs depending on age...
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