Are you getting enough Omega-3s?

Did you know that:

  • sardines 55% of Americans report that they find it difficult to eat the recommended amount of Omega-3
  • Only 1 in 10 report eating fatty fish like sardines, lake trout, albacore tuna, mackerel and anchovies twice a week or more
  • 17% of Americans say they never eat fish

Although all Omega-3s (ALA, DHA and EPA) are important, they differ in their benefits:

  • Long chain fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are associated with heart health benefits
  • EPA supports emotional well-being
  • DHA important for the nervous system and healthy vision
  • ALA found in flaxseed and plant oils is poorly converted to EPA and DHA in the human body

If you’re a vegetarian, don’t like fish, or hate the “fish burps” that come with fish oil supplements, what are you supposed to do?

Well, you can learn about a new vegetarian Omega-3 EPA supplement in my post New Harvest Omega-3 EPA supplements: all the goodness without the fish oil at This Mama Cooks! Reviews.

4 thoughts on “Are you getting enough Omega-3s?

  1. Anne-Marie

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    The challenge is that most people hate sardines and dislike fish in
    general. So their only option is to take an Omega-3 supplement.

  2. Michele Hays

    Sardines are an absolutely terrific food. Not only are they packed with nutrition – not only omega-3s as you state, but also tons of bone-building vitamins like calcium and phosphorous. There isn’t really a vegetarian food that comes close as a package – you have to eat a lot of different stuff. Flaxseed is a good source of fiber and omega 3s, but there’s controversy as to whether it’s the same as fish oil.
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    I think they’re less challenging when presented in a viniagrette – the way we eat them is as a salade nicoise.


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