Today we bring you an easy way to help you meet your daily Omega 3 needs.
Surely you have heard about the importance of these polyunsaturated fatty acids for maintaining good cardiovascular health, but there is also increasing evidence linking them positively to treating inflammatory bowel diseases and preventing cancer and cognitive impairment. Not all Omega 3 are the same.
There are 6 fatty acids within the Omega 3 series, but 3 stand out within them:
EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids), which are bioactive forms, and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which our body cannot use without first having transformed it into EPA or DHA. ALA is found only in plant sources and if taken in sufficient quantities it can be converted into EPA and DHA so that the body can use it.
The recommendation of the FESNAD (Spanish Federation of Nutrition, Food and Dietetic Societies) for people over 19 years of age is 1.6g of ALA per day for men and 1.1g for women. A teaspoon of ORGANIC CHIA seeds provides 1.6g.
You often ask us how to take chia seeds and here we show you an easy way to consume them with our recipe for water with chia and lemon. Apart from covering our daily Omega 3 needs, you will be hydrating yourself and leaving aside other less healthy drinks as you can see in the comparison photo above.