7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
EPA and DHA are two crucial varieties of Omega-3 fatty acids that not many are heedful about. From brain development to the functioning of eyes, these nutrients play a crucial role. Non-vegetarians do not face a hard time sufficing the body’s requirement of Omega-3 fatty acids as it is richly available in fishes like salmon. However, vegetarians do have a hard nut to crack.
To comply with the basic requirements of Omega-3 fatty acid, it is suggested that vegetarians include items like walnut, soybean, canola oil and flax-seed in their regular diet. Apart from DHA and EPA, these vegetarian sources also contain the very valuable Omega-3 fatty acid variant of ALA. If fetching the above mentioned ingredients is a bit of a hassle, opt for the algae-based supplements. They are equally rich in Omega-3 fatty acid.