Vegetarian Essential Fatty Acids

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by Britta S
For vegetarians who don't eat fish, and especially for vegans (who eat no animals or animal by-products at all), getting a daily requirement of Essential Fatty Acids can be a challenge.  Our body needs us to consume EFAs to support cardiovascular health, brain function and development, skin health and more.

Fortunately, there are plenty of vegetarian ways to consume EFAs. Hemp, chia seeds, and flax seeds are all excellent sources of Omega-3s and Omega-6s. I like to sprinkle Flax seed into oatmeal or baked goods. Nuts like walnuts and almonds also deliver plenty of EFAs. You don’t have to consume fish in order to receive adequate essential fatty acid nutrition.

Another easy way to ensure adequate consumption of omega-3s and omega-6s is to explore the benefits of vegetarian essential fatty acid supplements. Swanson Health Products delivers a wide variety for us vegetarians to be sure we get the same benefits as everyone else. Whether you prefer softgels or powders, there are plenty of natural health products that offer Omega-3 and Omega-6 benefits. Check out the full listing of essential fatty acids and start supporting your best natural health today!

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