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Top Food Sources of Essential Fatty Acids
Britta S. • September 6, 2014

Adding more Essential Fatty Acids to your daily diet is a great way to support your health. EFAs support cardiovascular health, brain function and development, skin health, and offer many other benefits for your body. Let’s look at the most common food sources for Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

The first thing that probably comes to your mind is fish. It’s true, most fish are excellent sources of essential fatty acids. In particular, cold-water fish:

  • Salmon
  • Herring
  • Mackerel


Other vegetarian sources of essential fatty acids benfits are:


While using dietary supplements may be the easiest way to get your EFAs, consuming food sources of Omega-3s and Omega-6s is necessary as well. Try replacing a beef entrée with fish for at least one meal a week. Add walnuts to your oatmeal in the morning, or have almonds as your afternoon snack. Being sure to incorporate Essential Fatty Acids into your daily routine is an easy way to support overall health and wellness.