I’ve been taking a real interest in omegas as of late, and think you should do too! Omega fatty acids are something I overlooked for the vast majority of my years as a vegetarian, and yet they’re known “essential” fats. Polyunsaturated fats, omegas support the health of the cardiovascular system and are even now being linked with the prevention of type two diabetes and alzheimers,
Having changed my diet to include a portion of oily fish once per week, I thought it would be good to look into all the options out there for maintaining a healthy level of omegas 3, 6, and 9 no matter what your diet choices.
The newest and possibly best supplement I’ve seen for omegas are Ahiflower Oil capsules. What’s so great about these is that they are an optimally balanced source of omega 3, 6, and 9 that is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, while being more four times more potent than flaxseed supplements. This is because the absorption rate of ahiflower oil in the body is much higher than with flax, something I rarely consider when using supplements.
Ahiflower crops also make these capsules a sustainable option compared to fish, with one hectare of ahiflowers producing the same amount of omega-rich oil as 40,000 sardines.
Linseed & Flaxseed
So, after about a year into being veggie, I ended up going down the classic flaxseed route for my omegas. (Did you know, linseed and flaxseed are the same thing?) Since then, I’ve read more into flaxseed and found that it’s hard to say whether it is efficiently absorbed in the body. Instead, I now use ground flaxseed more in my cooking to go along with my supplements – if you’re stuck, why not try my Strawberry Overnight Oats?
Finally, there’s the oily fish route. This is probably the most commonly known option for omegas, with everyone growing up hating cod liver oil (come on, who likes cod liver oil?!) it may be the least appealing option. If you’re like me and want to vary your sources of omegas, try salmon, mackerel, sardines, and make sure they’re wild, line-caught rather than farmed, but to be sure I’ll be keeping up my supplements too.
This post is sponsored by Vertese Ahiflower Oil.