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Benefits of Omega 3

Omega 3 has been getting a lot of good press lately. This is due to the well-known benefits that this fat, the good fat, has cardiovascular benefits as well as brain benefits. There is a wide variety of ailments that omega 3 can help prevent or treat such as depression, ADHD, Asthma and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega 3 also has inflammation benefits and studies have shown that Omega 3 is comparable to ibuprofen for its anti-inflammatory benefits.

Deficiencies in Omega 3 can bring about heart problems, brain problems such as memory issues and more. This is definitely very high on the list of top nutrients to consume.

Food sources of Omega 3

Food NameFood TypeServing
Size
% DV (daily value)
FlaxseedsPlant2 tablespoon133
WalnutsPlant1/4 cup113
SardinesAnimal3 oz61
SalmonAnimal4 oz55
BeefAnimal4 oz46
SoybeansPlant1 cup43
TofuPlant4 oz28
ShrimpAnimal4 oz14
Brussels SproutsPlant1 cup11
CauliflowerPlant1 cup9
Winter SquashPlant1 cup8
BroccoliPlant1 cup8
CodAnimal4 oz8
Collard GreensPlant1 cup8
SpinachPlant1 cup7
Mustard SeedsPlant2 tsp6
Summer SquashPlant1 cup6
RaspberriesPlant1 cup6
KalePlant1 cup5
Romaine LettucePlant2 cups5
Green BeansPlant1 cup5
StrawberriesPlant1 cup4
Turnip GreensPlant1 cup4
MisoPlant1 TBS3
Bok ChoyPlant1 cup3
LeeksPlant1 cup3
BasilPlant1/2 cup3

Supplement sources of Omega 3

Food sources of Omega 3

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Nutrient Trivia: This fat is actually healthy and good for the heart. What is it? #healthy #cleaneating #eathealthy