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Are You Getting Enough Omega 3 EPA & DHA from Nuts & Seeds?

A Vegan / Vegetarian diet is a conscious diet. One that celebrates healthy food and sustainability.

This blog is written in response to many posts written on Vegan & Vegetarian Groups regarding some foods. Whilst being described as vegan, and therefore appealing, they not have much, if any nutritional content.

Rather, processed ingredients and chemicals which do not include meat by-products. Unfortunately, whilst these products can technically be advertised as vegan, they will not necessarily nutritionally support a healthy diet.

A big observation with a vegan/ vegetarian lifestyle is that one of the most ESSENTIAL ingredients we all MUST have for good health is Omega 3, and it is just not being met!

This is because the misnomer is that there is enough Omega 3 in nuts, seeds and a plant-based diet. However, for all the nuts and seeds such as Chia and Flax which do contain omega 3 – they conversely do NOT have enough absorb-able EPA & DHA required for optimum health.

Hence (UK) government guidelines suggest eating 3 portions of oily fish a week in order to receive the required amounts of EPA & DHA to reduce the risk of disease.

EFSA, (European Food Standards Agency) have officially stated that Omega 3 reduces the risk of Heart Disease. Here is a link to their statement on the health benefits of taking Omega 3, EPA & DHA. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/120727

As a vegan, the concept of harming and eating fish is abhorrent to consider. But there are algae alternatives that do carry the required amounts of EPA & DHA. After all, the fish derive it from algae!

nuIQue was one of the first producers of Algae Derived Vegan Omega 3. The Algal Oil is contained in a gold standard vegetarian capsule, and contains enough levels of pure, concentrate EPA and DHA to support you in your good health. http://www.nuique.com/omega3/

So, for any vegan/ vegetarian folk who are sensing or noticing that their health is not tip top – please at least try adding this essential nutrient Omega 3 into your diet – vegan style with an Algae Oil.

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For your daily intake of Omega 3 EPA & DHA


Bonny Burn’s Night With Omega 3 Rich Haggis

Vegetarian Haggis - Piper

Pipe in your Vegetarian Haggis

If you fancy joining in the Robert Burn’s Day celebrations with a Burn’s night supper, but would rather not partake of the saturated animal fat drenched bag of sheep’s offal, guts and reproductive precious bits, which is Haggis Pudding then read on.

We have found a vegetarian haggis recipe that has walnuts and red kidney beans rather than scrapie brains and real kidneys.

Walnuts are not as reliable a source of vegetarian Omega-3 as Nuique Omega-3 DHA rich algae, as walnuts have only ALA, not EPA and DHA, but every little bit helps and it’s more useful to your body than saturated animal fat.

Here’s the recipe for the walnut, oat and kidney bean Scottish Haggis Pudding Recipe (‘great chieftain o the puddin race’).

And here’s some ideas for the perfect Burn’s Night supper.

Of course you could just let someone else do all the work and eat out.

Try this list of Scottish Restaurants and Hotels for a Plantarian Haggis supper.