Where are all the omega-3’s at?!
Knowing where to get your omega 3 when you turn plant based can seem hard when the first thing we think of is fish like salmon, trout and tuna.
So, if you don’t eat fish, where do you get your omega-3’s?
Well, you can get them directly from the source! The same places FISH get THEIR omega-3’s!
Forms of algae like seaweed, nori, spirulina, and chlorella contain vegan-friendly omega 3’s, yay!
BUT those aren’t the only options, you can get it from these sources too:
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
With any diet, variety is KEY to make sure you’re getting a wide variety of macronutrients and micronutrients.
Speak with your practitioner or personal dietitian if you have specific questions.
Did you know…
…the fish oil supplementation industry is a multibillion dollar industry…wow.
So if you are looking for a supplement, Dr. Greger (plant-based doc) recommends supplementing with 250mg daily of pollutant free (yeast – or algae-derived) long-chain omega-3’s (EPA/DHA).
Important: This information is not intended to be a substitute for individualized medical advice from a medical provider, consult your physician with concerns or questions about your health.
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