Omega fatty acids—particularly omega 3—are very important in your diet. Are fish and fish oil supplement the only source for Omega 3? I share my blood test results as a vegan.
I recently had my omega fatty acids tested and wanted to share the results with you! Now when you’re vegan, almost every medical professional that you run in to, and a lot of random people, will always be seriously concerned about your Omega-3’s. and you are going to hear something like:
“I see here that you are a vegan. What about taking some fish oil? You know for your omega-3’s?”
Now, this video post is not going to go into all of the nitty-gritty about omega fatty acids and where to get them in a vegan diet. Let’s just look at my results.
Down at the bottom of the report here it says that “Dr. Ralph T. Holman, the grandfather of Omega-3, pioneer of this test and inventor of the term ‘Omega-3’, has a total omega 3 score of 25% that directly reflects his daily intake of fish, fish oil, and avoidance of omega 6 rich oils.” So how can my vegan ass possibly compete with daily fish consumption? Let’s see how I measure up.
Bam! 36 percent. Definitely trumped his fishy 25 percent.
You can see here in this arrow, the average where people fall, and there I am at the very tip. And that is why I don’t need to eat fish. My doctor who ordered these tests has been practicing for about a decade or so, and said that he’s never had a score come back this good. He actually assumed that I was taking Omega supplements. That score came from fruit and greens. So if anyone tries to tell you that you need to take some fish supplements, throw a head of lettuce at them. :)
Looking at my food intake for yesterday from the lettuce alone, I got 387% of my Omega-3’s. hope you enjoy my blood test boasting! let me know your experience with omega fatty acids. Do you supplement? Have you had your levels tested? In the comments!
— Emily Moran Barwick