There are two types of omega-3 fatty acids in fish, and they are called EPA and DHA. DHA is present in the nerve endings in our brain. Plant-based sources of omega-3s contain ALA.
We have been eating more salmon and other kinds of fish to get some omega-3 fatty acids in our diets. I also eat flax and chia seeds daily with my morning oatmeal.
My energy bites snacks contain ground flax which is rich in omega-3.
Which foods contain omega-3s?
-Fish and seafood
Tips to get your daily omega-3:
-In cooking, use oils rich in omega-3 (canola, soybean, flaxseed and walnut oil).
-Add ground flax (must be ground) and/or chia seeds to your oatmeal- I do this 5 days per week and love it!
-Toast up some walnuts and eat them for a snack.
-Eat edamame for a side dish for a meal.
-Have a 4 oz serving of fish for dinner at least twice a week. Great options include salmon, tuna and trout.
-Take an omega-3 supplement. (Most days of the week, I take an omega-3 supplement to make sure that I am getting enough.)