Plant-based sources of Omega 3
Posted on May 23 2019
Omega-3 fats are key for a healthy diet, and a healthy you. This group of fatty acids have various health benefits, from fighting inflammation to supporting brain and heart health. But the problem is, the omega-3 fats come in different forms; ALA, EPA and DHA. Finding the right balance can be tricky, and even harder still on a plant-based diet. We all know that fish is a rich source of omega-3, but what about when it comes to plants? Here are a few of the best plant-based omega-3 sources to get you started:
It’s essential to include all three types of omega-3 fats in your diet. Most plant-based sources of omega-3 only contain ALA, which is difficult for our bodies to convert to EPA and DHA. So, if you plan on keeping your omega-3 levels topped up via plant foods, it’s key to ensure you have a good source of EPA and DHA, too.
What to remember
If you don’t fancy making fish a part of your diet, you can still reap the benefits of omega-3 via plant-based foods. Including good sources in your daily diet such as the ones mentioned above and using a healthy vegetable oil as your main cooking oil are two great steps in the right direction.