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ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
2/24/14 11:49 A

MichelleXXXX, the man who wrote the article you link to, Jason Kaczynski, is someone who promotes fish oil supplments. Interesting article, but he is not a researcher in the sense of someone who does research on omega 3's. He probably researches by reading a lot.

'kaczynski j' reveals publications by an active researcher of liver cancer but nothing about omega 3's..

Unless I'm missing something there.

Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 2/24/2014 (11:51)
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2/23/14 2:28 P

Eat plenty of nuts, seeds and add flaxseeds, hemp seeds and even chia seeds to your cooking and baking.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
2/23/14 11:36 A

Is there a Whole Foods near you? They have an array of vegetarian supplements. I have some algal oil DHA but it's pricey and I wouldn't rely on only that. If you're eating a lot of vegetables, they tend to be higher in omega-3s than omega-6s to begin with.

Krill oil is a nice alternative, as the previous poster pointed out - if you're not vegetarian/vegan. Just getting omega-3 fortification in the foods that you buy (eggs, for example) helps.

Just realized you're a vegan. OK, scratch the krill oil and the eggs.

Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 2/23/2014 (16:15)
SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,138
2/23/14 8:11 A

Omega 3 fatty acids are found in flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnut oil, Hazel nuts, pecans....Not only do they contain omega-3 they also contain B vitamins that Vegans need. Vitamin B1 can be found in sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, almonds and walnuts.

Walnuts are a great source of omega 3's. Eating just 4 walnuts per day can keep your heart healthy. Poppy Seeds are a good source of Omega 3's. Sesame seeds are rich in mono unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid, which comprise up to 50% fatty acids in them.

You could also try Krill Oil, if your not allergic as it is made from Shrimp like crustaceans.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 2/23/2014 (08:15)
2/23/14 3:52 A

I'm a vegan and would prefer not to take fish oil supplements. Is there an alternative?

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