Omega-3 fatty acids are ‘essential fatty acids’ that are necessary for biological processes but the body cannot synthesize them, thus they have to be acquired through food.
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, garlic, nuts.
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce cholesterol.
Omega-6 is another essential fatty acid.