How to Get Nutrients from Food Instead of Vitamins
A guide to getting your nutrition from real food rather than a handful of capsules.
By Emma Haak
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the April 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Omega-3s can do wonders for your heart, from lowering your blood pressure to helping prevent hardening of the arteries. They may also keep your skin healthy, your memory sharp, and your mood positive (Bella recommends omega-3-rich foods to clients with signs of depression). While fish are one of the best dietary sources of omega-3s, they can also contain mercury, which means daily consumption is generally not a good idea. (The FDA warns women who are or might get pregnant against eating more than 12 ounces of low-mercury fish a week). But it's still possible to satisfy your adequate intake (AI)—1.1 grams a day—by eating certain seeds, nuts, and greens.
100% of your RDA of omega-3s: