Omega 3 fatty acids are found in foods such as fish, algae, flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts.
These are split into 3 groups:
- Alpha- Linoleic acid (ALA) flax, hemp, chia, walnuts
- Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) fish oil
- Docosahexaeonic (DHA) fish oil or algae
The body cannot make the above on its own, meaning we require a steady intake from these foods on a daily basis.
By consuming a balanced amount from each of the three groups, the body’s tissues are saturated, creating an anti-inflammatory response at the cellular level. It’s crucial for your body to be able to recover at its best by consuming foods that have strong anti-inflammatory properties.