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Good Fats, Defined

Omega fatty acids are supplement superstars. But do you know the differences between the 3s, 6s and 9s? What about fish and cod-liver oils? Most of these are essential fatty acids (EFAs) — needed to form normal cell structures and for numerous body functions. They are considered essential because they can only be consumed through the diet and not manufactured by the body. Below is a cheat sheet to help you sort through the supplement choices on the market.