I am super tired of people telling me that you can't get enough omega 3 from a vegan diet. First of all, animals aren't made of Omega 3 and they don't produce them. They eat plants, microalgae and seeds that are rich in omega 3's. Instead of eating and exploiting animals to get this fat, we can skip them and go right to the microalgae and plants that they're eating. Duh, right?
Did You Know?
Walnuts are higher in Omega 3 fat than any other nut. Walnuts are also rich in antioxidants and eating them might even help in reducing inflammation!
Walnut Pesto Recipe:
Check out this amazingly easy and delicious Pesto Recipe from the Minimalist Baker.
Also, you can tell your friends this and they will still turn around and tell you that plant based omega 3's (ALA's) don't convert as well as animal omegas to EPA and DHA. However, according to 2010 US Dietary Guidelines they recommend ALA at 1.1-1.6 g/per day. As an example, there are 2 grams of omega 3 from ALA in just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and chia seeds are sustainable and also are loaded with minerals and vitamins that help with absorption.
My Top Favourite Ways to get More Omegas into my BOD!
Hemp + Lentil Burgers
You can shop for all your Omega needs here at the Vegan Grocer or at your local store.