Friday, May 18, 2012

List of Highest Omega-3 Sources Besides Fish

Way to Die Young #12: Avoid Omega-3's

A recent study revealed that diets high in omega 3 fatty acids make rats smarter while other diets high in sugars make them well, stupid.
Everyone knows fish (especially fatty fish) is abundant in omega 3s. But what if you aren’t a fan of fish? Here are a list of other paleo friendly foods high in omega 3’s. (Please note all foods in “full lists” may not be paleo friendly). The top sources from this list are flax seed and chia seed. Please see the links to find the amount of omega-3's in each food source.
Foods besides fish that are high in Omega-3’s: 
Seeds and Nuts

Vegetables/Plants

Fruits

Oils

Meats

I hope this list helps you finds some new ways to incorporate Omega-3’s into your diet. Please note that the above sources are not significant sources of DHA or EPA (which many credit to the improvement in cognitive function). To learn more about the different classes of Omega-3's and food sources visit the DHA Omega 3 Institute, your brain will thank you.

10 comments:

  1. Problem being that it may be DHA that is important, not just n-3.

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    1. Yes, I knew that was going to come up! The improvement in cognitive function is generally linked with DHA and EPA. I have noted this and provided the most significant plant source of the two. I still think it is important for people to increase their Omega-6:3 ratio, and many people aren't fond of seafood in general.

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  2. The DHA that fish provide is from the algae that they eat- so if you take out the middle man and eat algae sourced DHA you can help yo brain without hurting fishies.

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  3. For me personally, I feel I experienced some of the mental and physical benefits. I noticed a definite improvement in mental clarity and really just the way I feel in general. Now, I didn’t develop any kind of super powers or anything, but after a couple of weeks, I felt like I noticed a difference. I remember reading the phrase “an enhanced well being” when doing my fish oil research. That’s a really good way of describing it.

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  4. plzzz tell be what is the main benifits of WP & FO... ???

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