We all know we need to get more Omega 3 in our diet. Right?
The essential fatty acid is important for the health of our body’s cells and has a noticeable impact on the quality of our eyesight and elasticity of our skin.
However, for vegetarians and vegans it gets a little more tricky…
It should be easy… flaxseed (or linseed) is very high in Omega 3, as is chia. Millers like Linwoods produce ground packs of flaxseed for this purpose. Try Granvoita for chia. Or you could try a daily spoon of flaxseed oil. However, the chemical structure of Omega 3 in flaxseed and chia, known as ALA, still won’t easily transform into useful nutrients for the body.
For this to happen, non-meat eaters are advised to combine their flaxseed intake with another form of Omega 3 which your body can metabolise (technically known as DHA). The best plant source for DHA is algae (consider spirulina). Vegetarians can opt for eggs or other full-fat dairy products as these contain some DHA too. The combination makes it far easier for your body to take in the Omega 3 from flaxseed.
One more thing to note. To get that Omega 3 combination working properly, the body also needs to have sufficient vitamins B3, B6, C, zinc, and magnesium. It’s a good idea for everyone to take a multivitamin supplement. You can find lots of vegan supplements at GoodnessDirect