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Old 05-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: Omega 3's vs Flaxseed Oil

I have to disagree a little bit that there is no difference between the Omega-3s in flax oil vs. that of fish oil. Fish oil contains EPA and DHA, two kinds of Omega-3s and flax oil contains ALA, the only essential Omega-3 fatty acid, meaning we need to get this from dietary sources. Flax oil is great, but it is even better to eat milled flax products because you receive the protein, fiber, and antioxidants from the seed that are not present in the flax oil. Either way, adding more Omega-3s to your diet can always help, from flax or fish. I find it easy to add milled flax to my oatmeal or yogurt in the morning and always add a dash of flax when I am baking.