If there’s one class of nutrients that packs a punch against unhealthy aging, it’s omega fatty acids — particularly omega-3s. This nutrition superstar can help prevent heart disease and stroke and may even lower the risk of dementia. Even though the nutrient is important to have in our diet as we age, experts say most older adults aren’t getting enough.​​

AARP talked to Dr. James O'Keefe, cardiologist and medical director of the Charles and Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, about how much you should be consuming to get the best health benefits.

“Nine out of 10 Americans are deficient in omega-3s,” said Dr. O'Keefe O'Keefe. “Across the board, consuming more of these nutrients is likely to reduce the risk of premature death.”​ ​

Read the full AARP article: 15 Foods High in Omega Fatty Acids

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