Why are Omega 3s so good for us and what are some plant based options?
There are some misconceptions about eating a plant based diet, or shifting to a more plant rich diet, that we miss out on protein, essential nutrients and minerals like iron and Omega 3s commonly associated with meat and fish consumption. However, there are very dense sources of plant based protein, iron, and Omega 3s. Below we review some excellent plant sources for Omega 3s and some of our favourite recipes featuring those plant powered ingredients.
Great news for those that don't eat fish or watched a recent documentary and are now compelled to cut down on their seafood consumption: there are many plant based sources of Omega 3s to enjoy!
Not only are these abundant sources of Omega Fats, they are commonly free from the toxins found in seafood.
Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
- Support heart health
- Support brain & mental health
- Strengthen immunity
- Reduce inflammation
- Support healthy skin & slow aging
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Brussel Sprouts
- Hemp Seeds
Raspberry Granola Bars with Chia Seeds
Pear Cucumber Smoothie with Chia Seeds
Blueberry Pudding Parfait with Chia Seeds
Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Tahini Dressing
Raw Creamsicle Kiwi Bars with Spirulina (Algae powder)
Carrot Cake Bites with Walnuts
Looking for some faux fish in your life? We are "diving" into some of these new seafood alternative products and will be sharing more as we trial them out! Let us know if you've tried any of them or if you have other recommendations that we should check out. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Save da Sea - Vegan seafood alternative company based out of Victoria, BC.
Urbani Foods TuNah - Available on NaturaMarket.ca
The Plant Based Seafood Co - Offering a selection of vegan lobster cakes, crab cakes, plant based shrimp and scallops.