Whether it is known or not …..there are other sources of Omega 3’s. One of these is the Plant Based Omega 3 oils.
So what exactly are Omega 3’s? Well, omega 3’s are essential fatty acids or EFA’s that are made up of ALA, DHA and EPA, yep a few more acumens to add to your repertoire. You definitely want to make sure that you are getting these EFA’s, they are essential for your body to function and your body doesn’t produce them. Since most people are aren’t getting enough Omega 3’s, increasing your intake is a good thing.
If you are experiencing inflammation or a decrease in brain function it could be from a lack of Omega 3‘s. Since their primary role is to reduce inflammation which can help prevent heart disease and arthritis and improve overall brain function such as thinking, learning and your memory.
Some of the different plant options are nuts such as pecans, almonds, pistachios and walnuts are definitely the leader of the pack, soy and hemp seeds are other great sources and even wild rice, black beans and kidney beans are good sources of Omega 3’s.
Hands down the Omega 3 superstars are algae, flax oil and flaxseeds and chia seeds.