Vegans and Vegetarians Get New Omega 3 Dha and Epa Exclusive Offering
No longer are vegan and vegetarian omega 3s limited, becauseÂ nowÂ DHA and EPAÂ are notÂ exclusive to fish oil supplements.Â The vegetarian aware and vegan omega 3 consumer will now be able to affordÂ the the same omega-3 health benefits and opportunities previously enjoyed only from animal-oils by nowÂ using algae oil.Â Other oils may haveÂ less desirable formulasÂ thanÂ your newest sustainable source for omega-3 DHA oil.
Vegetarian dieters and vegans already have a lower risk of heart problemsÂ and other diseases complicated in many by certain fatty acids in-excess, or deficient, in the diet.Â However, DHA is still the most difficult omega-3 to get from our foods and vegetarians may need to take supplementsÂ to getÂ enough DHAÂ by takingÂ algae oil.
Like most red-meat heavy diets, vegetable-based lighter diets are also low in omega 3 fats. Flax seed oilÂ containsÂ a less beneficial precursor omega-3 often called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which eventually allows your body to produce some docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaeoic acid (EPA), but not enough. The DHA and EPAÂ fats are the Omega-3s most people are lacking, regardless of their dietary choices, and the ones most people need.
Vegetarian Omega 3 Food Sources: Omega 3 benefits are generally associated with fish and fish oil, but those are not the only sources rich in marine fatty acids now that there is algae oil.Â Unfortunately, flax oil and milled flax seeds are the richest vegetarian ALA omega 3 source,Â it's clear flax doesn't have DHA or EPA.Â Neither does hemp seed omega-3 oil, or linseed oil or olive oil, which contain smaller amounts of only the precursor omega-3 nutrient. Tofu and walnuts have some omega nutrients, but are actually higher in omega 6s than omega 3s.Â Dark, leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and other vegetables also have these powerful nutrients and make great additions to your diet for other reasons.
Vegetarian Omega 3 fortified eggs are one food that has added omega 3 benefits because the producersÂ are often naturallyÂ feeding the chickens an abundance of flax seeds.Â Milk producers and yogurt companies frequently add vegetarian based ALA, but more areÂ using vegetarian DHA.Â For strict vegetarian diets, however, so manyÂ foods are off the list, but it doesn't mean thatÂ the choosy consumerÂ can't enjoy the health benefits of algae oil DHA supplemets, a 100% vegan product.Â Several brands of margarine and salad dressings use alternative seed oils, not healthyÂ olive or flax oil as their base. If you are drinking milk alternatives, consider soy drinks that include flax seed products or DHA from algae oil.Â Yet another source of ALA for vegetarians is grain breads. The biggest rule of thumb is to read labels since different brands use different vegetarian omega-3 sources.