These days the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids is fish oil, yes, fish oil, not fish. This is because the pollution of our oceans and our fish is so bad, that we can not afford to eat as much fish as we used to, not that many years ago. These days we need to take a molecularly distilled fish oil to ensure we are not ingesting the heavy metals and the toxins that pervade our oceans.
Talking about the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, we used to obtain all of our Omega 3 fatty acids from the food we ate. Now however, because of the modern day farming practices, this sadly does not happen. The farm animals these days are fed grain instead of their natural diet of grass. Therefore the meat is low in the omega 3 fats.
The animals are fed grain to fatten them faster for the market. It is all about profits, not healthy meat. but do not despair, all is not lost, if you go to your local farmers markets, some of the farmers are growing grass fed animals to cater for the growing demand for healthier meat.
You will of course pay a premium for this meat, but it will be worth it for the better taste, and the knowledge that you are eating healthier. This is one of the better sources of Omega 3 fatty acids.
While you are at the farmers markets, you will be able to buy organic fruit and vegetables. You should also be able to pick up free range eggs and free range poultry. And if you look further, I am sure you will even be able to buy duck eggs and ducks. Once you have started to eat organic vegetables and fruit, you will never want to go back to eating the tasteless produce that you used to buy in the supermarket.
It is an unfortunate fact that these sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are drying up. For instance, in our grandparents time, the amount of vitamin C they got out of an orange was higher than we get today, these days we need to eat eight oranges to obtain the same amount of vitamin C that they did. This is because of the modern day farming practices, where taste is a secondary factor.
Source by Gordon P Hall