You’ve seen the words ‘HIGH IN OMEGA 3’ screaming out at you on bread packets. As a non-fish-eating vegetarian or vegan, you might even have bought one loaf of bread over another because of its claims. But did you know you’d need to eat around 23 slices of bread to get the recommended daily amount of omega 3? That’s a lot of bread.
Omega 3 is usually found in fish but, here’s the thing – fish don’t actually produce it; they get it by either eating algae or by cannibalistically eating other fish that have been eating algae. Nothing Fishy have cut out the fishy bit by – appropriately enough – not cutting up any fish and instead going straight to the algae, which they grow themselves in seawater made in a controlled environment.
But why do we need Omega 3 in the first place? Studies have shown that Omega 3 is good for brain health; in particular
- relieving depression;
- supporting memory; and
- improving concentration.
Fish-free Omega 3 also has the added bonus of not containing any harmful toxic metals that can be found in fish oils.
As you can see from the photo above, Nothing Fishy’s Omega 3 capsules come in gorgeous packaging. The cork-stoppered jar is made from recycled glass and can be reused afterwards – Nothing Fishy offer a monthly or two-monthly refill service, saving you 25% off the usual price each time. The refills come in a postbox-friendly sealed ecobag, so you won’t need to be at home to receive it.
Nothing Fishy’s Omega 3 is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and contains 200mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (read this for the health benefits of DHA), so 2 capsules a day gives you the recommended 250-450mg recommended daily amount. For more information about Omega 3, why you need it and where you can get it from, read this investigation into omega-3 fatty acids in your diet by The Food Magazine (to be honest, it’d be quicker just to pop a couple of Nothing Fishy’s capsules. It’d probably even be quicker to eat 23 slices of bread, but I’d go for the capsules myself).
For more information about Nothing Fishy, visit the Nothing Fishy website.
Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 Jars of Omega 3 from Nothing Fishy worth £22 each
Now you’ve read about the benefits of Omega 3, you want some, don’t you? And not only do you want some, you want some that’s not made of bits of cannabilistic fish and you also want some that comes in a beautiful jar. Here you go then, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and 3 names will be picked after the closing date of 30 June 2016.
Thanks to Nothing Fishy for supplying three jars of their Omega 3 for this giveaway.