Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the most healing nutrients for our body. The components in omega 3 EPA and DHA have been shown in many research studies to exhibit a potent anti inflammatory effect. You’ve probably heard of this before and that’s why you’re looking for some of the best sources of omega 3 right?
First I’ll list food sources and then supplements. If you suffer from inflammation of some kind then it’s a good idea to include both a supplement and more of the food sources in your every day dietary plan.
Food Sources of Omega 3
When it comes to omega 3 there are primary and secondary sources. Primary sources contain EPA and DHA in them directly. Secondary sources can be converted in the body to EPA and DHA.
|Herring – pacific||1.788gEPA/1.272DHA|
|Red salmon fillets with skin- sockeye alaska||0.977EPA/1.642DHA|
|Pink salmon canned||0.718EPA/0.685DHA|
|Farmed pink salmon||0.586EPA/1.284DHA|
|Tuna canned in water||0.198EPA/0.880DHA|
|Cold pressed flaxseed oil||53.37g|
Supplement Sources of Omega 3
Cod liver oil is the most popular Omega 3 supplement to take. For a vegetarian source or if you can’t tolerate fish oils like me, then choose flaxseed oil instead.
|Fish oils||Per 100g|
|Menhaden fish oil||13.17 EPA/ 8.56 DHA|
|Salmon fish oil||13.02 EPA/18.23 DHA|
|Sardine fish oil||10.14 EPA/10.66 DHA|
|Cod liver fish oil||6.90 EPA/ 10.97 DHA|
|Herring fish oil||6.27 EPA/ 4.21 DHA|
I hope you’ve found this helpful