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Leafy greens, but only in small amounts. A far better source is flax seeds, flax oil (those are the best source), and also canola oil , soybean oil and walnuts.<br><br><br><br>
edit : oh and hemp seed oil , + sea vegetables (not sure wich, and how good a source they are)
 

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I hate walnuts, and I try not to fry too much in canola (just b/c of the fat) so I'm trying to use more flax seed oil now, rather than margarine. And you know, it's not bad! I've tried in on bagels and on mashed potatoes/kale. I suppose I could use it in a salad dressing too...
 

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Yeah, flax seeds. I make this rockin' batch of granola with lots of sunflower seed, nuts, oats, flax seeds, raisins, molassses, and whatever else is around the house. And boy, I tell ya', talk about super hi energy food! I always feel fantastic afterwards.
 

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what are flax seeds? do shops sell them on their own? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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Bulk food stores and bigger grocery stores have them.<br><br><br><br>
Hrm... what are they. Well, they're seeds, but I'd say they're too small to just eat like sunflower seeds.<br><br><br><br>
You can either buy them whole (good for adding chunks to bread or muffins) or, more commonly, ground (they're much more digestible this way, but keep them frozen or refrigerated because they're very perishable) for mixing into oatmeal or yoghurt.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Tofu rebel</i><br><br><b>what are flax seeds? do shops sell them on their own? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></b></div>
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Flax seeds are small and look like little tiny brown sunflower-shaped seeds. The store I shop at has them in the bulk section or you can get the Bob's brand which sells them in the package (but they sell a gold flax and I don't know the difference between the two). I love flax seeds in soy yogurt, but I'll put them on anything and everything. They bring a nice nutty flavour to whatever you've put them on.
 

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You can grind them at home with a coffee grinder. I tried in a food processor once and it didn't work at all, and I think it would be quite difficult with my mortar and pestle.<br><br><br><br>
The bulk food store near me keeps them whole and grinds them while you wait, so they're still pretty fresh.
 

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purslane (sp?) is an excellent source. Not sure where you can find it though .. I just know it's considered a weed throughout many places in the country.<br><br>
hemp contains the ideal ratio of omega 3 & 6.. but most people get too much 6, so flax, which is very high in 3, is great to use to balance out the ratio. I take flax seed oil myself, I drizzle a bit of it on every meal. I'm not fond of the flavor, but it does taste good in oatmeal!<br><br>
Also, I highly recommend the book "Becoming Vegan" - 99% of the stuff i know about nutrition i learned from that book <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Flax seed is also known as linseed. You can get it at health food shops. You can extract the oil and you use it to oil up cricket bats. Or you can etat hem.<br><br><br><br>
Also, quinoa has omega 3's or so i hear.
 

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I use these:<br><br><br><br><a href="https://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/index.php?action=showdetails&product_ID=447" target="_blank">https://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/...product_ID=447</a><br><br><br><br><a href="https://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/index.php?action=showdetails&product_ID=175" target="_blank">https://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/...product_ID=175</a><br><br><br><br>
You can buy direct from the company at that website, and they have all Bob's Red Mill stuff at Whole Foods.
 

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Ground flaxseed is better than flaxoil, which gets rancid quite quickly. A rancid smell tells you, that the seeds aren´t good any more. Flaxoil has a tingy taste when it turned rancid. Usually we take to much omega-6, so izt´s really useful.
 
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