Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are nutritional powerhouses. With a multitude of cardiovascular benefits, fiber, and depression-fighting micronutrients, these omega fatty acids are why salmon, mackerel, and herring are wonder fish in an omni diet.
But where do you get those little boogers if you don’t eat animal food?
Flaxseed, chia seeds, and algae can stand in as excellent sources of plant-based fatty acids. In fact, a tablespoon of flaxseeds has a higher content of omega-3s than a four-ounce filet of salmon. And you can feel good that you spared a fishie.
How to Get Omegas in Your Vegan Diet
Mix up a jarful of flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and hemp hearts. Store it with your staples, and add a good shake of the mix to salad, soups, oatmeal, granola, smoothies and any other place where you need a bump of protein and fatty acids.Print
Mix up a batch of this seed mix and put it in a cheese shaker jar. Apply liberally whenever your meal needs a protein, fiber or omega fatty acid boost!
Combine all seeds together in a large bowl and give them a good stir. Store in a jar someplace easy to access so you’ll remember to add this mix to as many meals as possible!
Flaxseed benefits are not bio-available unless they are ground. Meaning, you won’t get shit benefit from them unless they are ground into meal. Most of the time they are sold as flaxseed meal. But if you’re the freak and likes to DIY, make sure you give these a little whirl in the food processor before using.
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