7 Great Sources of Omega-3s
By Jack Challem
The oils found in fish technically known as the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are good for your heart and circulation. That's why the American Heart Association recommends consuming them. And there's no doubt that wild Alaskan salmon is the top dietary source of these super-healthy fats, with a hefty 1,659 mg of omega-3s in a 3-ounce portion (a piece the size of two decks of cards). But what are your options if you just don't like salmon? Luckily, you can get the benefits of fish oils by eating these other foods.
Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 03/15
Low-Fat Caesar Salad Light Strawberry Spread Turkey-Waldorf Pita Pocket Asparagus, Carrots, and Mushrooms with Asian Vinaigrette Chicken Waldorf Salad Portuguese Beef Beef Patties with Mushroom Sauce Enlitened Vichyssoise Black Bean and Wild Rice Soup Raspberry-Glazed Blueberry Tart
In high school biology, we learned that another term for carbohydrates is "polysaccharides". These break down into "discaccharides", and further into "monosaccharides". These small-molecule carbohydrates are more commonly known as "sugars". Similarly, we learned that fats are (after a long process) broken down into monosaccharides, and parts of proteins are broken down into these as well. We learned about three common disaccharides —...