Recently one of my clients asked me about heart healthy fats and how she always hears the term but would like to know what it really means. Let me explain. One type of polyunsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty acids, is especially beneficial to the heart. Our bodies don’t produce Omega-3 fatty acids naturally so we must obtain them through food sources. Studies have shown that omega-3’s decrease the risk of coronary artery disease and also protect us against irregular heartbeats as well as help lower blood pressure levels. Not to mention increase cognitive function (the ability to focus and concentrate). That being said, what foods give us heart healthy omega-3s? Seafood, especially salmon, is a great source. As well as oils such as flaxseed oil, coconut and olive oil. Nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds) are also a great way to obtain omega-3s. Chia seeds are my personal favorite; packed with fiber and protein as well! Ancient Aztec warriors used this seeds in battle for energy and endurance. Below is one of my favorite cha-cha chia seed pudding recipes that is fantastic for glowing skin and stress reduction. My video tutorial can be seen here.