Omega-3 fatty acids, commonly called omega-3's, are a group of unsaturated fatty acids that your body needs for many functions. Do you know why they are so important and so different from any other type of fat? It’s because unlike most fats, which your body can make from other fats or from raw materials, your body can’t make Omega-3 fatty acids on its own. The only way to get them is to eat them. Food really is medicine! 14 benefits of omega-3's are listed below, as well as where to find them and how much to be eating.