You Should Know

February 2016 Issue

Omega-3: Superstar of the Plant World

While fish-based omega-3s bask in the limelight, plant-based omega-3s found in flax, chia, and walnuts offer potent benefits, too.

When you think about omega-3 fatty acids, fish and fish oil typically come to mind. But what many people donít realize is that some plants, like walnuts, flax, and chia seeds, are rich sources of the essential, plant-based omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). A growing body of scientific evidence points to the many advantages of ALA, such as heart health and stroke protection.

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