Healthy Hearts Challenge Tip 4: Get Your Omega-3s
To celebrate American Heart Month and our Healthy Hearts Challenge, every day this week we're posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Here's today's tip:
Tip 4: 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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