Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of human health, but the body is not able to produce them naturally. Luckily, there are omega-3 supplements and many foods that contain these healthy lipids. For example, Eating Well Magazine states that mussels, tuna and salmon are all great sources of omega-3s. However, there are also options for people who don't enjoy fish. Recently, EmpowHer published an article on chia seeds, which are packed with omega-3s, calcium and fiber.
According to the news source, chia seeds are great option for vegetarians who want to get more omega-3s into their diet. These small seeds are virtually tasteless, so they can be easily added to yogurt, smoothies, cereal or even ice cream. Along with being rich in omega-3s, chia seeds also have other important nutrients.
"Calcium is vital for healthy teeth and bones and iron is necessary for healthy blood. Chia seeds contain both and again, iron is especially important for those with special diets like vegetarianism or special needs diets that require elimination of red meat or other foods that contain iron," according to the news source.
People who are interested in other sources of omega-3s should also look into supplements.