One of the most important nutrients that you need to be taking in with your diet program is the omega fats, otherwise known as essential fatty acids.  The body is unable to produce these on its own, so unless you’re supplying them from an outside source – namely the foods you eat or supplementation, you are going to fall short.

Many people aren’t eating enough foods rich in this nutrient, which is why it deserves special attention.

Let’s look at a few quick tips for adding omega fats to your day.

Add Walnuts To Your Salad

Walnuts are a great source of omega fats and work wonderful in a number of different dishes. Next time you’re preparing a spinach salad, rather than tossing some almonds on top like many people do, consider adding some walnuts instead.

Walnuts are higher in omega fats and still pack in the same nutrition that other nuts do.

Stir Flaxseeds Into Your Oatmeal

Second, another quick and simple way to boost your omega fat intake is to use some flaxseeds in your oatmeal. If you stir in a tablespoon or two you’ll hardly even notice they’re in there but the nutritional benefits will definitely be there.

They’re rich in fiber as well as omega fats, so will help accomplish two dietary goals at once.

Serve Salmon Twice A Week

Finally, last but not least, make sure that you are serving up salmon a couple of times a week as well. This is a nutrient powerhouse fish so cannot be overlooked. It’s rich in protein and omega fats, while low in mercury, so a great choice all around.

Consider Taking Fish or Krill Oil

It is rare that someone get enough good fat in their diet. Consider taking a quality fish or krill oil supplement


Make these few simple changes and you shouldn’t have any more issues getting enough fish oil and healthy omega fats into your daily diet.