Top Omega-3 Fatty Acid Foods

Every cell's membranes contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital to health. More omega-3 fatty acids in your diet can have several health benefits.

Omega-3 fatty acids should be part of a balanced diet, not supplements. A balanced diet with omega-3 fatty acids contains additional vitamins and minerals that help our bodies function.

Omega-3s are abundant in flaxseeds. The NIH reports 7,000 mg of ALAs in a tablespoon of flaxseed oil. The ALA content of one tablespoon of whole flaxseeds is just over 2,000 mg.

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Hia seeds contain 5,000 milligrams of omega-3s per one-ounce serving, as well as calcium, magnesium, and fiber, says Northwestern Medicine Chicago clinical research dietitian Bethany M. Doerfler. Her division's Digestive Health Center employs her.

Walnuts are popular for their omega-3 fatty acids and nutritional benefits.

Have you heard of cod liver oil? Its rich omega-3 content  and vitamins A and D have kept it popular over the years.

Includes swiss chard, beet greens, collard greens, pumpkin, winter squash, and kale. These high-potassium foods should be avoided, especially cooked.

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