Omega-3 fats are commonly known for their health benefiting properties. The fact is that fats, though shunned upon, are required for the body to carry out various vital functions. Many nutrients are fat soluble, without which the body can't avail their benefits. The human body is capable of synthesising most fats, but not in the case of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids can be obtained daily only through our diet. Omega-3 fatty acids fall under the category of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and the three main types include DHA, EPA and ALA. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can be obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish or algae oil. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA or also called icosapentaenoic acid) can be obtained by eating oily fish or fish oil, for example, cod liver, herring, mackerel, salmon, menhaden and sardine, and various types of edible seaweed and phytoplankton. Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA), on the other hand, are found only in plant-based sources such as chia seeds, flaxseed, nuts (especially walnuts) and many common vegetable oils.In simple words, Omega 3 fats play a crucial role in the growth and proper functioning of the human body. A lo of people consume omega 3 supplements to fulfill its need in the body. But, if you include foods that are rich in omega 3, you don’t need to buy expensive supplements.
Here is a list of foods that are rich in omega 3 fats that you can add to your daily diet:
1. Soybeans (Roasted)
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