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THE MUST-HAVE FAT THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU

Not all fats are bad. In fact, says dietitian Juliette Kellow, we’re falling seriously short of one type: omega-3s. Here’s why they’re vital to our health and wellbeing

Omega-3 fats are essential for every cell in our body and are particularly important for the health of our head and heart. Yet most of us should be eating more. Among other things, they provide the building blocks for hormones that regulate blood clotting, the contraction and relaxation of the artery walls, and control inflammation. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fats found in oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, pilchards, sardines, trout, kippers, herring and fresh tuna, as well as plant foods such as flaxseed, rapeseed oil, walnuts and green leafy veg.

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In May’s Healthy Food Guide, we reveal how to retrain your taste buds to cut sugar and salt cravings, help you decipher whether your IBS trigger is diet or stress, and bring you our recipe expert Phil Mundy's guide for cooking and eating healthily on a budget. Plus, new speedy suppers, easy jar salads for lunch and healthy ways with spring lamb.