Omega-3 fatty acids appear to help with the reduction of risk of heart disease and may help fight inflammation, though more research is needed in that area. They are essential fatty acids, meaning the body cannot produce them and has to get them through food sources to provide the body what it needs. Marine sources (EPA/DHA) are found in oily fish and plant-based sources (ALA) are in flaxseeds and flax oil, canola oil and walnuts. Walnuts are the only nut that contain a significant source of ALA, at 2.5 grams per ounce.
- 4 cups Greek yogurt, fat-free, plain or vanilla
- 1/2 cup California walnuts, toasted, chopped
- 3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- Fresh fruit, chopped or granola, low-fat (both optional)
- Spoon yogurt into 4 individual cups.
- Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of walnuts over each and drizzle 2 teaspoons honey over each.
- Top with fruit or granola, if desired.