Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats which reduce the risk of heart disease (1), reduce the risk and severity of dementia (2), and alleviate inflammation from arthritis (3).
Omega 3 Fatty Acids have 3 main dietary types:
-Alpha Linolenic Acids (ALAs) - Found in Plant Foods
-Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) - Found in Fish and Seafood
-Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) - Found in Fish and Seafood
Foods high in omega 3 fatty acids include flaxseeds, chia seeds, fish, walnuts, tofu, shellfish, canola oil, navy beans, brussels sprouts, and avocados. (4) The adequate intake (%AI) for omega 3 fats is 1600mg per day.
Below are the top 10 foods high in omega 3 fatty acids, for more, see the list of foods with a high omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, and the complete list of over 200 foods high in omega 3s.