In her recent interview at the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus revealed that she is no longer a vegan. She cited poor nutrition, health, and neurological issues as reasons why she began consuming fish again. Specifically, Miley pointed that she needs to supplement her diet with Omega 3.
There’s no doubt that the most readily available source of Omega-3 is from fatty fish. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel are examples of jam-packed with it. They contain the EPA and DHA forms of Omega-3 that give such incredible health benefits.
But do you ever wonder where fish and seafood get Omega-3?
As a matter of fact, it’s because they consume algae. Yup. Fish get Omega-3 from a direct plant source of the heart and brain-healthy fatty acids. Therefore, consuming the plant itself might be more beneficial instead of eating the fish.
Other plants that contain Omega-3 include flax seeds. It is a rich source of fatty acid. However, one may say that Omega-3 found in plant-based products known as ALA may not confer the same benefits as EPA and DHA. While the body does try to convert the ALA to the more beneficial forms, the process is very inefficient with only around a 5 to 10 percent success rate. So, is there any other way to get Omega-3?
The answer is to take supplements. Fortunately, supplements are available that derive from the micro-algae that make up phytoplankton. Examples of which is O3Omega® Smoothies in flavors of NOT Peanut butter & Jelly, and Tangerine. A spoonful of this supplement is packed with 400mg DHA, which is the highest quality Omega-3 known to man.
A perfect way to get Omega-3 without having to quit veganism!