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9. Flaxseed (2,350 mg per serving)

These small brown or yellow seeds are often ground, milled, or pressed to extract oil.

They are the richest whole food source of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Therefore, flaxseed oil is often used as an omega-3 supplement.

Flaxseed is also a good source of fiber, magnesium, and other nutrients. The seeds have a great omega-6 to omega-3 ratio compared to most other oily plant seeds.

Because your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shells of whole flaxseed, it may be better to use ground flaxseed or grind whole flaxseed in a coffee grinder.

Omega-3 content: 2,350 mg of ALA per tablespoon (10.3 g) of whole seeds, or 7,260 mg per tablespoon (13.6 g) of oil.Flaxseed: 9 Health Benefits and How to Eat

10. Chia seeds (5,050 mg per serving)

Chia seeds are incredibly nutritious — rich in manganese, selenium, magnesium, and other nutrients.

A standard 1-oz (28-g) serving of chia seeds contains 5 g of protein, including eight essential amino acids.

Omega-3 content: 5,050 mg of ALA per oz (28 g)What Are Chia Seeds?

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