Do Vegans Need More Omega-3?

Omega-3 in Plant-based Diet

For optimal health, you should have 500mg of omega-3 fat a day. But this applies to omega-3 from fish. What about plant sources?

Plant Omega-3 Is Different

Called ALA, the omega-3 in nuts and seeds is a bit different: it’s a shorter molecule that your body converts into a longer, usable one.

You Need More

But, this conversion is not so efficient. So, you need more ALA omega-3 to reach your daily target of this healthy fat. How much more?

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Optimal Omega-3 for Vegans

Guidelines recommend 1000mg-1600mg of plant-based omega-3 a day. And how do you get this much? It’s easier than you’d think!


Walnut Porridge

For example, you can top this healthy berry oatmeal with 5 chopped walnuts and be sorted for the day!


Chia Pudding

Or you can make a chia pudding with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Try it with our chai-spiced latte flavouring!


Flaxseed Smoothie

One more way to get your omega-3 is with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds. Simply stir them into this green smoothie!

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