"I was a vegetarian for a long time and had to introduce fish and omegas into my life because my brain was not working properly," says the singer, Miley Cyrus. However she has been wrong, you don't need fish to have omega-3s.
It is true... All people need omega-3s in their diet, these healthy fats have an essential role in many processes in the body including brain function. However, it is not necessary to eat fish to get omega-3, there are other very beneficial options.
If eating fish were to affect brain function, vegetarians, vegans, and all others who avoid it would be in serious trouble with their work performance, or in college or any other type of activity that requires mental activity. And we know this is not so!
What other foods contain omega-3s?
Omega-3 fat is found in many plant foods such as flaxseeds, rapeseed, hemp, nuts, soybeans, and their oils. You can get everything you need with just two tablespoons a day of ground flaxseed and a small handful of nuts, or two teaspoons of flaxseed oil.
As you can see, you don't have to destroy the oceans to get your omega-3s. You can get everything you need from healthier plant foods.