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    Default Top 30 Foods Highest In Omega 3s.

    Michelle Schoffro Cook
    October 13 2018

    When it comes to foods that fight inflammation, look no further than those that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. And, that’s particularly good news when you consider that inflammation is increasingly being linked to dozens of serious health conditions, including: arthritis, brain disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. But, what are Omega 3s and what are the best food sources of these healing compounds?


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    Default Re: Top 30 Foods Highest In Omega 3s.

    A can of sardines in water is a quick, cheap and easy lunch. But can someone explain the difference between sardines and herring? Here I am, living in a state where fishing is one of the main industries and seafood one of our major products, and I see plenty of canned sardines but never herring.
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    Default Re: Top 30 Foods Highest In Omega 3s.

    I'm fairly sure sardines are baby herring. Odd that you don't see herring - but I haven't seen it for a while either. It used to be plentiful and cheap. I could always rely on my son bringing home herring when he was younger, but stocks have definitely dwindled.

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    Default Re: Top 30 Foods Highest In Omega 3s.

    The article provides a good list of omega-3 foods. The marine-based foods, primarily seafood, all contain omega-3 in the form of DHA & EPA. The plant-based foods listed, like seeds, nuts, beans, etc., provide omega-3 in the form of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). There's a world of difference between DHA, EPA & ALA. Research shows that some ALA can be converted to DHA & EPA, but the body needs to produce a certain enzyme for this to happen. Most people don't produce this enzyme very well, and, of course, as we age, enzyme production diminishes. Better to eat marine-based omega-3 if you want DHA & EPA, rather than rely on the conversion process. There are decent DHA & EPA supplements for those who prefer not to eat seafood. The body needs ALA and uses it, but DHA is critical for cognitive functions and brain power.

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