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Did you know that researchers believe that about 60% of Americans are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and about 20% have so little that tests cannot even detect any in their blood? The list of benefits derived from omega-3s is long and impressive, ranging from improving cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of stroke to acting as anti-inflammatory agents and improving bone density. Recent studies are finding increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids may also help decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease. As study after study reveals the importance of these essential fatty acids, we also are becoming increasingly aware that they are not readily available in many of the foods that we eat. Cold water fish, such as salmon, are some of the best sources. Not only does salmon provide a host of healthy benefits, it tastes great! Late spring is the beginning of the salmon season. Different species of wild salmon will become available from now through the fall of the year, so be sure to enjoy them while they are in season. Read more Salmon.