Salmon and other fish offer the highest dose of the healthy fatty acids known as omega-3s that we need to help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Women should aim to get 1.1 grams (1,100 mg) a day, and flaxseeds are an easy source. Half a tablespoon of whole flaxseeds has 1.2 grams and one tablespoon of ground flaxmeal has 1.6 grams.
Add it to your soy yogurt, cereal, smoothies, and to baked goods like this carrot zucchini bread, or use it to make this almond and flaxseed granola.
Other vegan sources of omega-3s include hemp and chia seeds, soy products, walnuts, canola oil, and fortified soymilk.