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Created on: 09/23/13 12:59 AM Views: 861 Replies: 2
how to get the benefits from fish, and/or fish oil
Posted Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:59 AM

hi all, i'm curious to know how I can get my omega 3's. are there vegan supplements? I know that there are fish oil supplements, and some people take these If they just don't like the taste or actual eating of fish/sea food. but for us vegans, even the fish oils are clearly NOT vegan, so what is an alternative? is there a way to get these benefits from other foods? the only other source I know is walnuts, and unfortunately i'm allergic to them.

I struggle with depression and anxiety, and I also read that inbalance of omega 3 acids can contribute to this.

how to get the benefits from fish, and/or fish oil
Posted Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

If you eat a low-fat, plant-based diet, you will naturally get your omega-3s in a perfect balance. No supplements required! However, if you feel you need an extra boost or your physician is recommending them, there are vegan versions of EPA/DHA that you could find online.

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: how to get the benefits from fish,
Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I supplement my diet with flax, chia and basil seeds. All three contain Omega 3. I throw a tablespoon or so of flax seeds or chia seeds into my oatmeal. I've haven't experimented with basil seeds except to use them in a beverage.

deborah


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