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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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Understanding Omega-3 Fats

Your body can’t make them, so the only way to get omega-3 fats is to eat them. Here’s why they’re so important and how to make sure you are getting enough.

Why You Need Omega-3s in Your Diet

Omega-3s have been getting a lot of attention. Find out why you need omega-3s and how to get enough.

7 Foods With the Most Omega-3s

Here’s a refresher on why omega-3s do the body good and some wonderful recipes for omega 3-loaded salmon, tuna and eggs to boost your intake.

Omega-3-Rich Recipes (Guess What? They're Not All Fish)

Just about everyone could benefit from eating more of this essential fatty acid. Here are some delicious ways to up your intake.

In the News: Backyard Chicken Coops, the Latest on Omega 3 Fats & Collagen Cocktails - Yum!

In this week’s round-up: Millions of kids lacking vitamin D, specialty drinks are the newest fast food trend, and Japanese women guzzling collagen in hopes of staying young

Olive Oil 101

You’ve probably heard that olive oil is good for you, but do you know why? And since oils are source of fat, can they be part of a healthy diet? Here’s the skinny on this fabulous oil and tips on how to enjoy it even if you’re watching your weight.

Win This Grapeseed Oil!

We’re giving away one bottle of Sadaf grapeseed oil to five randomly-selected commenters.

Label Decoder: Palm Oil

You may have spied "palm oil" on an ingredient label or stumbled across the name in a food news story. Here's the scoop on this new oil that's replacing the trans fats in your packaged junk foods.

Canola Oil: Good or Bad?

Many of my recipes call for canola oil instead of butter to increase the healthy fats and cut out the cholesterol. I often hear “Wait a minute, isn't canola oil bad for you?” We’re setting the record straight. We’re setting the record straight.

Coconut Oil: Good Or Bad?

Many praise this high-fat oil as a healthy choice, but is coconut oil really a safe option for cooking?