You’ve probably heard of omega-3s, and their role in a healthy diet. Maybe you’ve heard that these fatty acids can be found in abundance in some seafoods, or that they are “heart healthy.” But have you ever wondered what makes this super-lipid so important in our bodies?

The chemistry of omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated. Polyunsaturated fats are so named because they have more than one double bond within

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