What are essential fatty acids and why is it so important?

What are essential fatty acids and why is it so important?

We asked our guest health expert, Jodie Hutchinson, PA to chime in on the importance of omega 3s for good health. Omega 3 Fatty acids are called “essential” fatty acids because the body needs them but can’t produce them, so we have to add them to our diet. A diet rich in omega-3s stops inflammation and reduces the body’s overall burden of chronic inflammation. The importance of a healthy diet has gained relevance as scientists research the growing role of chronic inflammation in causing disease.