Fish, often promoted as the best source for heart-healthy omega fats, can be loaded with toxins. There are plenty of delicious vegan omega fatty acid sources, providing additional nutritional benefits that fish does not. Here are four, check out the complete list at OrganicAuthority.com.
1. Hemp: No other food contains the ideal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids like the mighty hemp seed. It’s a great protein source, and full of fiber, too.
2. Flax: The flax (or linseed) contains a higher ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. This is an extremely popular choice because our Western diet is so rich in unhealthy fats and inflammation-causing foods. Omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation.
3. Chia: By weight, the chia seed is about 32 percent omega fatty acids (very high and rare for a seed). Sixty-one percent omega-3 and 20 percent omega-6 makes it a good choice for people who need more omega-3s.
4. Walnuts: Grown throughout the U.S., walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and a number of other unique plant properties that make them an excellent addition to your diet.