Cold water fatty fish are the best source, with wild species like hoki, salmon, tuna and mackerel having good omega 3 content.
The vegetarian option is flaxseed oil and while many laud its benefits, it is proven to be beneficial but nowhere near as much as the omega 3 from fish oil.
Flaxseed oil contains a different type of omega 3 called ALA which works in a different way in the body and is seldom converted into the more useful fats called DHA and EPA, which come from the fish.
Other sources of omega 3 include walnuts, some dairy, kale and almonds and some organic meats too. However, the amount you get from these is minimal.
Most of us are deficient in omega 3 fats as they are not made in the body and fish consumption has fallen by 80% in the last 80 years.
It is true that most fresh fish today contains traces of toxins from the polluted oceans including PCBs, mercury and dioxins. In addition, most salmon for example is farm raised on an artificial diet of pellets and contains little omega 3 as a result.
All of this brings me to the ultimate source of omega 3 – quality distilled fish oil supplements.
The reason for this is that the best ones will have had all the toxins removed and be enriched further in omega 3 fats. The process of molecular distillation removes the toxins from the oil by weight and the company my family and I use goes one step further.
They then put their oil through another proprietary purifying process which results in some of the purest oil in the world.
You also need to get plenty of DHA omega 3 fats, and the hoki fish contains optimal amounts. These DHA fats provide most of the health benefits and you want to get at least 25% in each capsule or soft gel.
By simply taking a couple of quality fish oils each day, you can create a positive impact on your present health and protect your future well-being too.
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