Nutrition plays an integral role in overall health and wellness. While that seems like a no-brainer, many individuals don't know what kind of nutrition is required for optimal health.
Omega-3s are one of those key nutrients. Oftentimes advertised to promote brain health, omega-3s are also very important for aiding heart health.
In fact, in 2002, the American Heart Association recognized the importance of eating fish twice a week for those without heart disease and recommends at least one gram of EPA+DHA for those with established coronary artery disease. Since then, additional research has shown that omega-3s may help you maintain healthy blood pressure, support healthy triglyceride levels, and manage your risk of heart disease.
According to Jolie Root, Senior Nutritionist and Educator for Carlson Laboratories, omega-3s are also key in helping manage heart arrhythmia.
Root joins Dr. Bond to explain why omega-3s are so essential for overall health, how they contribute to heart health, and what dosage is needed to realize those benefits.