Since fish, a huge source of omega-3s, is off limits for vegetarians, they have to pay special attention to their diets in order to reach their daily quota. It's recommended to consume 1.1 grams of the heart-healthy fat daily. If you don't, symptoms like fatigue, poor memory, weakened immune system, dry skin, heart problems, and depression could plague you. For all you out there eating a plant-based diet, here are some animal-free sources of omega-3s.
- One tablespoon flaxseed oil: 7 grams
- One tablespoon chia seeds: 2.5 grams
- One tablespoon flaxseeds: 2.3 grams
- One tablespoon flaxmeal: 1.6 grams
- One tablespoon canola oil: 0.8 grams
To see the other five sources, keep reading.
- 1/8 cup walnuts: 1.1 grams
- One cup Hempmilk: 0.9 grams
- 1/2 cup edamame (soybeans): 0.3 grams
- One cup kidney beans: 0.2 grams
- One tablespoon olive oil: 0.1 grams
How do you get your omega-3s?