Omega-3 fats are called essential fats and must be derived from the diet as the body cannot make them. The three most nutritionally important omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) , eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In general, ALA is found in plant sources such as flaxseed oil, soy, canola, walnut and perilla oil, while EPA and DHA is found in cold-water fish.
I have just been diagnosed with high cholesterol. I have been told that there are certain foods that can help to lower my cholesterol levels naturally. Is this true?
Although MSG is on the Food and Drug Administrations GRA list (generally regarded as safe), its safety and health consequences remain controversial.