Most adults should increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids while curbing their intake of saturated and trans fats, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The group recommends that 20 to 35 percent of our calories come from dietary fats, noting that eating more fish, nuts, and seeds is “a simple and effective way to improve health.”
Fish is an excellent source of the omega 3s EPA and DHA, while flax, walnuts, and organic canola oil are among the plant sources of the omega 3 ALA.
“Amount and Types of Fat We Eat Affect Health and Risk of Disease . . .,” Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, www.eatright.org, 1/8/14