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Discover the difference between omega 3 of animal origin and 100% plant origin, do they have the same effectiveness?

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Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for strengthening neurons. In addition, they help keep the heart healthy and protected against stroke. But the body does not produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own and obtains them by eating foods that are rich in this compound.


It is widely known that omega 3 is present in fish and other foods of animal origin. However, these acids can also be obtained from foods of plant origin, as explained by the Medline Plus portal.

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It is important to know what are the sources of omega 3 of 100 percent vegetable origin and to know what the benefits of their consumption are.


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Plant-based sources of omega 3 are:

  • Ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds (sage)
  • Canola oil and soybean oil
  • Soy and tofu

Differences between animal and vegetable omega 3

  • A doctor consulted by the Potential Life web portal explains that omega 3 fatty acids from plants cannot replace those found in products of animal origin.
  • The specialist reveals that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are so important for health that they constitute the majority of the fat in brain tissue. In addition, the correct development of the brain of a fetus depends on the availability of these fatty acids.

What is omega 3 and what is it for: properties and benefits

  • Although animal-based omega-3s are derived from linolenic acid, which is abundant in some plant-based foods, the conversion rate is low (less than 1%) so healthy levels of DHA and EPA cannot be achieved from of plant-based foods, said the specialist.
  • Finally, he explained that it is advisable to choose foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids of animal origin. However, it is advisable to go to the doctor to develop the best nutritional plan.

Benefits of consuming omega 3

  • It lowers triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood.
  • Reduce the risk of developing irregular heartbeat
  • They decrease the buildup of plaque, a substance made up of fat, cholesterol, and calcium, that hardens and blocks arteries.
  • They help to slightly lower blood pressure.


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Source: Eluniverso

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