Vegan Omega 3 Test 2

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Introduction

Most people know that Omega-3 fatty acids are important, but when it comes to identifying a good source of vegan Omega-3, it can sometimes feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle.

The internet has largely become overwhelmed with conflicting and poor information making it really challenging to find the right information about the world of Omega-3 fatty acids and how they’re connected to your health.  

Particularly if you’re vegan, and don’t want to wade through a never-ending sea of advice that seems hell-bent on promoting the virtues of eating oily fish, eggs and seafood.

You’ll be happy to know that there are ways to get Omega-3 fatty acids without compromising on your beliefs and values.

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or just trying to avoid fish for environmental reasons, you'll need to cut through the noise and find some quality information that goes beyond simply "eat more nuts and leafy greens".

To help you out, we’ve put together this in-depth and comprehensive guide to Omega-3 (and a little on Omega 6 & 9 too) which will explain:

  • The importance of these vital nutrients
  • Explore important details like the correct ratios of dietary fats
  • Shed light on the best possible sources of vegan Omega-3

To get started, let's jump in and learn some of what you “need to know” about Omega-3.

Omega-3: “The Need to Know”

What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids and What Do They Do?

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient, which means that they can’t be made by the human body(1). We don’t want to turn this guide into chemistry lesson, so let’s just say that they are a type of polyunsaturated fat that’s made from a long chain of carbon atoms.

All Omega-3 fatty acids have a special carbon-carbon double bond that’s located three carbon atoms from the "Omega end" of the chain(2) (hence the “3” in Omega-3!).

The location of this bond allows the chain to be longer, and it's the length of the chain which gives Omega-3 its unique properties, allowing it to play a role in:

  • Building cell membranes
  • Producing energy for your cells
  • Synthesising important cell-signalling molecules(3)

Now, it’s important to note that the human body can only place these special double bonds after the ninth carbon in a fatty acid chain (not the third as required). 

The reason why this is significant is that it means that the body can’t produce its own Omega-3

In other words, we have to get Omega-3 fatty acids from our diet. We use the word “have” deliberately here, because the unique chemical structure of Omega-3s allow them to perform vital functions that cannot be replicated by other nutrients.

The small intestine is where the Omega-3 fatty acids are broken down, which contributes to the formation of healthy cell membranes(4) and help to form some of the hormones that regulate cardiovascular health(5).

Omega-3 fatty acids also play an important role in:

  • Brain function and development
  • Foetal development
  • Reducing inflammation(6)
  • Encouraging the development of healthy eyes

Research suggests there’s plenty more!

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A 3 Michellin star chef based in Melbourne, Australia.



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