Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are important for our health, but they can be difficult to get on a plant-based diet. Oily fish are a good source of the long-chain omega-3s DHA and EPA, but what about plant-eaters?
Plant foods contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 that our bodies can convert to DHA and EPA. However, the conversion rate is not very efficient, especially as we age.
This is why some health professionals recommend taking an omega-3 supplement, especially for people on a plant-based diet or the aging population.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health, but our bodies’ ability to convert them from plant-based sources like flaxseed and walnuts decreases with age. That’s why we recommend taking a supplement that contains DHA and EPA, the long-chain omega-3s found in fish and marine algae. By taking Omega-3 supplements like Byherbs, you can bypass the need to eat fish and ensure that you’re getting enough of these essential fatty acids.
Omega-3 rich foods are essential for a healthy diet, and there are many delicious ways to eat them. Smoothie bowls are a great way to get your daily dose of omega-3s, and they are also very easy to make. Simply blend your favorite omega-3-rich foods, such as flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts, and hemp seeds, with some fruit and liquid. You can also add other nutrient-rich ingredients, such as kale, spinach, and avocado, to your smoothie bowl.
Another way to eat omega-3-rich foods is to sprinkle them on top of soups, salads, and other dishes. This is a great way to add a boost of nutrition to your meals without having to change your cooking habits. If you are sprinkling seeds on top of a salad or soup, I recommend grinding them into a powder first. This will help your body to absorb the nutrients more easily.
Omega 3 Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl
- 1 large kale leaf stem removed, washed
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 large banana
- 1 handful spinach
- 1/2 apple
- 1 kiwifruit
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 cups water
- 1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 1 handful walnuts
- Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blitz for about 1 minute until smooth. Adjust water for desired thickness.
- Top with grapes, a squeeze of lime, shelled hemp seeds, walnuts, and extra kiwifruit.