Category Archives: Fats

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Partner Your Heart Needs

By: Israel Aguilar, CSUN Dietetic Intern Cohort 2019-2020

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may sound more complex than they actually are. There are two categories of PUFAs that are known: omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are important to have in our meals, especially omega-3 fatty acids, because they are known to help prevent cardiovascular disease and inflammation around the body. In today’s blog, we will discuss in further detail the types of omega-3 fatty acids and the food sources that contain them. 

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Heart Healthy Fats

oliveoilThe word “fats” scares many. It is one of the most misleading food items by consumers. Everyone thinks that you have to stay away from it; however not all fats are created equal. There are fats that are actually good for you especially for your cardiovascular system; basically they are “heart-healthy”. Here I’ll discuss some nutritious fatty foods that you can incorporate into your diet, many of them may even surprise you. Continue reading