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Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health. Unfortunately, our bodies don't make them, so we must consume them through food or supplements. Fatty fish, walnuts and certain oils are all excellent (and delicious) sources of brain-enriching, heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory omega-3s.
When it comes to essential fatty acids, good things do come in small packages! Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains an impressive 1.8 grams of plant-based omega-3s. Research shows flaxseed may also reduce the risk of certain types of cancer as well as heart disease.
Blueberry and banana smoothie with flaxseed
Fruit smoothies are the perfect vehicle to deliver a healthy dose of omega-3–rich flaxseed. This recipe is packed with antioxidants and fiber, too!