Food Fraud: Added Omega-3

Some yogurt, milk, eggs, cereal, and other foods boast of added omega-3. But most don’t contain the kinds of omega-3 best known to help your heart — EPA and DHA. Or there’s only a smidgen — about as much as in one bite of salmon. Instead, they contain ALA from vegetable sources. Vegetable sources of ¬†omega-3 from ALA are not as potent or beneficial as DHA/EPA.

Food Fix: Try 6 ounces of salmon. It has 100 times more omega-3 than is in a serving of fortified yogurt. Vegetarians could consider algae-derived omega-3 supplements.

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