Without a second thought, the mention of fish here just tells you that fish oil can’t possibly be vegan.
Much as it has one of the most essential nutrients for our bodies in the form of omega-3 fatty acids, the strict vegan will never miss an equal or even better substitute.
Here are some of the reasons why you need Omega-3 in your body:
Omega-3 is responsible for:
- enhancing healthy cholesterol levels,
- supporting bone health,
- mood boosting,
- protecting against inflammation,
- preventing heart disease,
- preventing cancer.
If fish oil is not vegan, how then can vegans get this essential nutrient in their bodies without falling short of their principles?
Watch these two videos and you’ll know what are omega-3s, how they should be balanced with omega-6s and what are the vegan sources of them.
Do you track your omega-3 intake?