Q: Does cooking decrease the amount of healthy Omega 3s in foods?
A: I’m glad to hear that you are working to increase the amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. There is substantial evidence of their benefit to cardiovascular health.
Among the richest sources of omega 3 are flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, halibut, shrimp, snapper, scallops, tofu/soybeans and winter squash.
Cooking does not decrease the amount of omega-3.
Enjoy your healthy diet!
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