What is a good source of omega-3s if I am a vegan?

Vegans who do not want to consume fish oil might get some benefit from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 found in flaxseed oil. ALA is somewhat different from EPA and DHA, the omega-3s in fish oil, and has not been studied for use in depression.

Food sources of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) include seafood and omega-3 enriched eggs. In addition to flax oil, ALA is found in canola oil and walnuts.

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