According to the Mayo Clinic, these healthy fats can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Polyunsaturated fats contain two types of omega fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3s are usually associated with fish and are essential fats our bodies need for brain function and cell growth. Although I like to keep a 99% plant-based diet, I sometimes make exceptions for salmon. Through my diagnosis, I’ve learned to really listen to my body, and when my body is craving something, it generally means that my body is needing the nutrients that food provides. Sometimes I get significant and loud cravings for (wild-caught) salmon, which make me think that my body needs some omega love. If you are vegan and committed to not straying from the path, my usual go-to for omega-3s include roasted seaweed, chia seeds, and walnuts.
From my diagnosis, I've learned something that I think is very important to share with you: I must emphasize how magical our bodies are and how important it is to listen to your body and feed it the nutrients it is so clearly asking for.