Good Fat and Omega-3 Sources For a Well-Balanced Diet
Avocados: Avocados are packed with 20 vitamins and minerals, and with carotenoids such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein. 85 percent of their caloric count comes from good fat. Eating one avocado a day supplies the body with essential fatty acids needed for cellular absorption.
Nuts: walnuts, almonds and butternuts are excellent sources. Any nut is good other than peanuts and cashews, which only contain trace amounts of fatty acids.
Salmon: Salmon and other fatty fish supplies the body with a blend of omega 3 fatty acids and minerals.
Oils: Olive, grape seed, avocado, hazelnut, almond, flaxseed and evening primrose oil.
Fish oil: Fish oil is a rich source of omega-3 and is often taken as a supplement.
The Mediterranean Diet: This diet is a healthy option for well-balanced nutrition. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes the use of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats such as olive oil and fish.
For people who are deficient in fatty acids, supplements may be the best option. The amount of omega-3 supplementation may vary depending on how deficient a body is.
A person may consume between one and eight grams of omega-3 every day depending on the needs of his or her body. Make sure to consult your naturopathic doctor, herbalist or health care provider for your correct body dosage.