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The Foods That Contain Omega 3, The Ultra Beneficial Anti Aging Oil

Getting Omega 3 in your diet is a necessary part of any anti aging diet. Getting the foods that contain Omega 3 in the diet is not so easy though. Dietary sources of omega 3 (Particularly fish) can end up being high in mercury and therefore more dangerous then they are beneficial! So care is essential in choosing Omega 3 rich food.

This page does not seek to discuss all of the many omega 3 benefits but see our other page " fish oil omega 3 benefits " for more info!

This page seeks to list out the foods that are safe for you to include in your longevity diet and so propel you onward, on your path towards a long fruitful life!

Fish Sources of Omega 3:

First on the list for foods that contain Omega 3 is also the most dangerous. Fish are constantly bombarded with pollutants and so while they should be approached with caution they do not have to be shunned completely!

The following is a list of fish that are low in mercury and PCB (Linked to Cancer and Birth Defects) and high in Omega 3 DHA and EPA (The most beneficial fatty acids, more on this later):

-Anchovies

-Herring

-Mackerel, (Atlantic, Jack, or Chub)

-Rainbow Trout, (Farm Raised)

-Salmon (Farm raised or wild)

-Sardines

-Shad (American)

-Whitefish

All of these dietary sources of Omega 3 can be eaten twice a week. There are other fish are safe to eat (And very yummy) but these are high in omega 3.

Now to list the fish to avoid if you are at all concerned about mercury and PCB a dangerous chemical linked to Cancer (And let me tell you, you should be!).

Fish to avoid like the plague:

-Bass, (Striped), has a high incidence of PCB.

-Bluefish

-Chilean Sea Bass

-Golden Snapper

-Jack (Amberjack, Crevaile)

-King Mackerel

-Marlin

-Orange Roughy

-Sea Lamprey

-Shark (A major source of all things bad in the sea, because they eat all the other fish that have those bad things!)

-Spanish Mackerel from the Gulf of Mexico

-Swordfish

-Tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico

-Tuna, all fresh or frozen!

-Walleye from the Great Lakes

So after seeing the fish we should avoid in our food sources of Omega 3 we should avoid lets move on to the safest but less effective plant sources of Omega 3.

Plant sources, Omega 3 Rich Foods With No Risk

There are several plant sources of Omega 3 that should be listed here but with some issues.

The Omega 3 that comes from most plant sources is not the long chain fatty acids DHA and EPA. Those fatty acids are those most responsible for all the health benefit of Omega 3. The fatty acids that are found in plants are primarily short chain ALA fatty acids (With one notable exception that has DHA but no EPA). While effective in our anti aging diet they are not to be relied upon exclusively but to supplement the diet along with fish.

So here is the list of plant sources of Omega 3:

- Flaxseed and flaxseed oil

- Canola (AKA rapeseed) oil

- Soybeans and soybean oil

- pumpkin seed and pumpkin seed oil

- Purslane (This is the one vegetarian source of DHA though it is a small amount)

- Perilla seed oil

- Walnut and walnut oil

Other foods That Contain Omega 3:

These sources are also recommended:

-All “Smart Balance” products that contain Omega 3 (I eat these myself after researching them awhile and is a simple way to add Omega 3 without having to buy fish all the time)

-Eggs (When feed the proper diet, chickens can produce good amounts of Omega 3, read the labels and check the claims)


Other pages about Omega 3 and Fish Oil:

-Finding The Best Fish Oil Supplement Guide

-What Is The Best Source Of Omega 3?

-Discover The Benefits Of Fish Oil and Omega 3

-The War of Omega 3 vs Omega 6

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