The Best Natural Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
It is recommended that you consume between 250 and 500 mg of DHA and EPA combined daily. While DHA and EPA are mainly found in oily fish and krill — there is also the plant-based form, known as ALA. When you consume ALA, your body will convert it into DHA and EPA in order to synthesize it.
Although fish is one of the most commonly discussed sources of omega-3, there are plenty of options — including delicious plant-based foods. If you would like to increase your intake, here’s where to begin:
- Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil
- Algal oil and krill
- Salmon, tuna, halibut, mackerel, trout, sardines, and herring
It’s time to reconsider your current daily diet, incorporating more healthy, omega-3 fatty acids, while reducing your intake of low-quality, unhealthy fat sources.
After all, Ann Wigmore said it best, “The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine — or the slowest form of poison.” You decide.