How do you know if you’re consuming enough omega-3 from food alone?

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Reference Intake suggests that men consume 1.6 grams and women consume 1.1 grams of omega-3 (EPA and DHA combined) daily. While there are no current recommendations for EPA or DHA separately, research suggests consumption of 1-2 grams/day of EPA and DHA at a ratio of 2:1 may be beneficial in counteracting exercise-induced inflammation and maintenance of cellular integrity for overall athlete health. Try these foods first to consume your daily recommended omega-3, and when food falls short, try either fish oil or gelcaps.

Everything You Need to Know About Unsaturated Fats

Everything You Need to Know About Unsaturated Fats