Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 31: Vitamins and Omega-3

   Every day since I started this challenge I have been taking a multivitamin to cover all my bases, and flax seed oil which is a good source of omega-3.

     A lot of people take fish oil to get their omega-3 if they don’t eat a lot of fish on a regular basis, but unfortunately it has a fishy after taste. Most people think you can only get efficient quantities of omega-3 from fish, but that is not the case for those fish get their omega-3 from the food they ingest. 
     Being vegan fish oil is out of the question and have found the after taste to be appalling. Instead I decided to take flax seed which you can take in a capsule form like fish oil. It also comes in the form of whole seeds, ground seeds, and oil depending on your particular need. If you chose some other form besides the capsules you can mix it in with your food or even use it as an egg replacer with a little bit of water.

For more information check out "The Benefits of Flax Seed"