Salmon: The richest source omega-3 fatty acids
Eating fatty food often elevates cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are an exception since they actually have benefits for the health; they are effective in lowering the risk of heart disease. But their benefits go beyond just that, they may also protect against depression, dementia, and arthritis.
It is well known that the best source of omega-3 fatty acids is fish; top choices are salmon, lake trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies, and tuna. The AHA recommends at least two servings a week of fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in high amounts in walnuts, and spinach.