Omega-3: The Good Fat Omega-3 fats are a "good" type of fat; your body needs omega-3s for the healthy development of your brain, eyes and nerves. You may already know that omega-3s are heart healthy. But the health benefits of this good fat go beyond your heart. New studies show that omega-3 fats may also help with symptoms of arthritis and inflammatory diseases. And, scientists are looking at the connection between omega-3s brain function and mental health. Where Do You Get Omega-3 Fats? Fatty fish like salmon and sardines are the best source of Omega-3 fats. That's why Canada's Food Guide recommends we eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week. Not a big fish eater? You can also get omega-3s in some plant foods like walnuts, flax and canola oil. Boost Your Omegas! One thing for sure, Canadians are not getting enough omega-3s! Include omega-3 foods like fatty fish, walnuts and flax regularly. And, enjoy Gay Lea Spreadables Butter made with canola oil - a delicious way to boost omega 3 fats in your healthy diet.