Updated: Feb 25
Getting our daily need of omega 3's from plants can seem like a challenge if you don't know where to look. Here are 5 great sources you can try. Including walnuts, flax, chia, and hemp seeds in your smoothie, puddings, oatmeals, stir fry, and rice dishes can be done easily. Brussel sprouts lightly steamed can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
What is so great about omega 3's anyway? They are polyunsaturated fats that are crucial to the structure of every cell wall in our bodies. They provide energy to keep our lungs, heart, blood vessels, organs, and immune system working. We can't live without them! They come in 3 main forms, EPA, ALA, and DHA. A balance between Omega 3's and 6's is also important but more 3's should be consumed than 6's and all should be from plant-based sources.