Source: | Story Posted: March 21, 2014 | Category: Health & Nutrition

Fat Key to Vegan Diet

Among the nutrients vegans should be aware of in planning a balanced diet, fish-free omega-3 fats like those found in canola oil are essential, according to an column in The Buffalo News. “Omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in fatty fish, though they can be made by the body in small amounts from ALA, another type of omega-3 found in plants like flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil and soy,” the author says.