Foods that have Omega 3s are cold water fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon, anchovies, sardines, tuna, phytoplankton, and non-fish products such as eggs, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, flax seeds, edamame beans, etc. Again, the fish products are the ones that contain the EPA and DHA, which are used more effectively by our body. The other sources contain ‘ALA’.
Did you know that it would cost approximately $35-50 per week to get enough Omega 3s for optimal health naturally from food? Crazy, huh? That is why supporting your needs with a high-quality supplement is not a bad idea.
Intensive cardio and strength training programs, as well as nutrition programs for bone strengthening, cardiovascular health, immune health, and brain/nervous system development - all recommend consuming adequate Omega 3s for optimal health.
It’s also important to know that if large quantities of alcohol are being consumed, Omega 3 supplementation won’t improve the areas where the alcohol is damaging, but fish oils can help protect against alcohol neurological damage and risk of dementia if alcohol consumption is low or moderate.