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PICKLE3322 Posts: 71
4/26/12 6:29 P

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I've been vegan for about 6 weeks now, and I'm going through my food journal to figure out what nutrients I'm not getting. I'm going to have to supplement Omega-3s, so I appreciate this post. There is a vitamin shop down in North Royalton that I'm going to visit tomorrow, Vital Choice, to see what they have. I'm leaning toward flax oil capsules, just because it seems easier to keep track of for now.

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2/6/12 10:49 A

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I use Flax seed to get my omega 3.

My husband eats the Chai seeds and loves them. I have not tried them yet but plan to

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7/10/10 10:11 A

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Have you tried chia seeds? They seem to be the new fashion among vegans around here in the Cleveland area. The health food stores are now promoting them big-time.

I haven't tried them yet, but I'd like to. I've heard that they're actually tasty.

For now I have switched from the capsules to actual milled flax seed. I've been putting it in my breakfast, which lately has been cold fruit soup made with a soy yogurt base. My husband is pretty convinced that I'm crazy. emoticon

I read that flax oil is sometimes rancid. The capsules would disguise this, however the straight oil could make you sick. I did buy rancid oil once, before I knew to watch out for it, and it did make me sick. It has to be kept in that dark bottle and be refrigerated.

Did you know that flax seeds (you can buy regular milled ones that can stay on the shelf and not the refrigerated ones) can be used in some recipes instead of oil? I just found this out. I'm going to try it.

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7/9/10 10:18 A

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Chia seeds are now en vogue for getting Omega-3. I just saw some at my local health food store. They're a bit on the pricey side, however I've been told that they actually taste pretty good and are a great alternative to flax.

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5/12/10 1:24 P

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It's important for us vegans to remember that omega-3 isn't very plentiful in vegan foods. We need to make sure we do have enough of this vital nutrient.

http://www.veganhealth.org/ This is a GREAT site for info about Omega-3, as well as other vegan vitamin and mineral concerns. Check it out!

You can get Omega-3 in flax and supplements. Many people like to grind up their flax and eat them on cereal. I personally take capsules.

If you do go with fresh flax, make sure to keep it in a dark place, firmly sealed and eat it rather quickly. It does go bad. I'm not sure on how long you have to eat it, but it does need to be consumed quickly.



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