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What foods have omega-3 fatty acids?

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Whole foods are better than any enriched, fortified, or processed foods. Omega fatty acids can break down if they're overly processed or get stale, so fresh is best. Some of the best sources are:

You can also find them in baby foods and in weight-loss and nutritional products.

  • Fish and oysters
  • Dairy products and juices
  • Grains
  • Nuts
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Oils

From: Your Omega-3 Family Shopping List WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Pereira, C.   , July 2001. University of Maryland Medical Center: "Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)." Peck, P. , Nov. 11, 2004. Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute: "Essential Fatty Acids." WebMD Medical Reference: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids."




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SOURCES: Pereira, C.   , July 2001. University of Maryland Medical Center: "Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)." Peck, P. , Nov. 11, 2004. Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute: "Essential Fatty Acids." WebMD Medical Reference: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids."




International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition ResearchMedscape Medical News

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on October 10, 2019

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