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10 Fruits Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Do you want natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids other than fish? Reach for these fruits at your local markets.

Have you been hearing so much about omega-3 fatty acids lately? Read about eating fish, especially fatty fish at least two times a week?

Awareness of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have suddenly increased in recent years. This is due to the many scientific studies which have proven how these essential fatty acids can be good for your health. It has been found to:

  • prevent heart disease
  • reduce inflammation in the body
  • regulate cholesterol levels
  • helps fight depression
  • lower blood pressure levels
  • reduce risk of blood clot

Why would the American Heart Association recommend eating salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines and albacore tuna? These fatty fish are some of the highest natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Just remember to bake, grill or boil them instead of frying. If you want other natural sources other than fish, go for flaxseeds and walnuts. How about fruits? Look for these nutritious fruits in your local market.

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Based on 100 gram serving, here’s how much omega-3 you will get in every fruit:

1. Raspberries – 126 mg
2. Common guava – 112 mg
3. Avocados – 110 mg
4. Blackberries – 94 mg
5. Elderberries – 85
6. Currants, European, black – 72 mg
7. Strawberry guava – 65 mg
8. Blueberries – 58 mg
9. Kumquats – 47 mg
10. Gooseberries – 46 mg

* Nutrient data source: USDA

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  1. Wow! I didn’t know avocadoes are rich in Omega 3. Great article!

  2. nICE pOST

  3. nice posts, Kumquats, my wife loves that fruit buti always laugh whenever she’s eating them, yun pala very healthy ito. Toink. ako roon.

  4. Great post……
    thanks for share.

  5. Nice Share.

    :-)

  6. Lovely information. Very needed.

  7. thanks,I needed the reminder ton eat foot with omega 3

  8. Lots of typos, sorry
    That should be,I needed the reminder to eat food with omega 3.

  9. Great information!!

  10. Congrats. Useful article. Incidentally flaxseed are also good in Omega 3

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