Heart-Healthy Tip #17: Get Your Omega-3s
By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., February 25, 2011 - 12:13pm
Get Your Omega-3s: Eating more omega-3-rich foods, such as fatty fish (salmon, sardines, tuna), canola oil and walnuts, might help you keep your blood pressure down, a recent study suggests. In the multinational INTERMAP study, researchers found that among 4,680 healthy adults, those who consumed the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets had the lowest rates of hypertension—regardless of other factors like salt intake, exercise and alcohol.
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