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Omega-3-rich foods: Good for your heart

Research is finding that omega-3 fatty acids have real cardiovascular benefits, in part because they lower heart rate and blood pressure, and improve the health of blood vessels. Omega-3s may also improve cognitive function. Experts recommend eating two servings a week of fatty fish such as salmon or tuna—which are high in omega-3s—to gain the most benefit. People who don’t eat enough fish can take a fish oil supplement.
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