Am I getting enough as a vegan?

Our bodies need essential omega-3 fat, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)., from food as our bodies cannot produce them. The essential omega-6 fat is called linoleic acid (LA). It is important to have the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 in our diets to ensure that they support our body and brain.

Omega-6 fat, called linoleic acid (LA) can be found in pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and soya spread.

Research shows that we only need around 6 grams of omega-6 fats per day.

We can ensure that we obtain the right level of omega-3 and omega-6 by eating a varied and balanced diet.

Great sources of omega-3:

  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Hempseeds
  • Walnuts
  • Beans
  • Edamame

TIPS: Why not try sprinkling some walnuts on your salad? Or add chia seeds in smoothies? There are so many different ways that these omega-3 sources can be incorporated into our diets!