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Beyond Seafood Sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega fatty acids help support heart health, brain function and promote a healthier cardiovascular system. The most common sources of Omega-3 are shrimp, fish and many other varieties of seafood. Although seafood is the most well known source of these healthy substances, many people may want alternative ways to get more Omega-3 in their diet.

For those who don’t like seafood or have fish allergies, there are many other Omega-3 food sources. Whether you have allergies or practice a vegan lifestyle, the leafy green spinach is a great source of Omega-3. Just one cup of boiled spinach contains an impressive 160mg of Omega-3. This makes up 10 percent of your recommended daily allowance. Although spinach contains the most, Omega-3 is found in a variety of other leafy green vegetables as well.

It’s not hard to go nuts for heart health when you consider that both black and English walnuts are good sources of Omega-3. Other nuts are also good sources. In addition to nuts, many seeds contain impressive amounts of the heart healthy substance. Pumpkin, flax and even hemp seeds are among these.

Don’t forget to eat your broccoli. The fight with kids at dinner time is more than just a way to ensure they get all their vitamins. Broccoli is one of many great vegetable sources of Omega fatty acids. Other foods like cabbage and even soybeans or soy products contain notable amounts of Omega-3.

Whether you’re doomed to a lifetime of fish allergies or just don’t care for the taste of seafood, you can still add foods rich in Omega-3 to your diet. After all, heart health is important whether you love seafood or not.

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