Omega-3: Are You Getting Enough?

THE NATURAL HEALTH EDITION

Omega-3: Are You Getting Enough?

There are 3 main sources of omega 3, which are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the long chain omega 3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). So how do we get high quality Omega-3’s in to our diets?

FISH OILS AND OMEGA-3: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
The longer chain fatty acids, EPA and DHA are found in fish and seafood, particularly oily fish such as Sardines, Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna and Cod. The Heart Foundation recommends 2–3 serves of oily fish per week to meet the recommended intake. Melrose have a range of premium fish oils that are rich in high quality omega-3 fatty acids which support eye health, heart health, brain health and general health and wellbeing. Our premium fish oils are Friend of the Sea certified and third party tested for heavy metals and toxins to ensure you receive the highest quality product. Each fish oil is lightly flavoured with no fishy taste. One teaspoon a day is all you need.

BUT WHAT IF YOU FOLLOW A PLANT-BASD DIET
ALA is found in plant sources such as flaxseeds, walnuts, chia seeds and hemp seeds. ALA is converted to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the body. Plant-sources of ALA make a great option for those following a vegetarian diet. Flaxseed oil has one of the highest concentrations of plant-based omega-3 alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and is an excellent plant-based alternative to fish oil. Flaxseed Oils have a creamy, nutty and slightly bitter taste. It’s great mixed into smoothies, added as salad dressings and can be consumed straight.