So you know you need to be getting your omega-3s, but what if you’re a vegetarian or vegan? If for any reason consuming fish or fish products is not ideal for you, try flaxseed instead. Researchers who have looked at regular flaxseed consumption found that the habit significantly reduces the body’s production of pro-inflammatory compounds. Not only that, but the DHA and EPA in flaxseed play a role in producing prostaglandins, which are anti-inflammatory compounds.
In just two tablespoons of ground flaxseed you’ll get an incredible 140% of your daily value for omega-3 fatty acids. Add this to smoothies, soups, and sauces. Flaxseed oil can also be purchased in capsule form.