STAR NUTRIENT OMEGA-3 FATS
Why the health halo? Spruikers of these tiny seeds say they will give you longer-lasting energy and promote weight loss. They’re also marketed as full of heart-healthy omega-3 fats.
Is the hype justified? Partially. We recommend chia seeds because they are a good plant source of omega-3s and full of fibre (around 5g in one tablespoon). They can satisfy your appetite, which helps with weight loss, but these seeds are not a silver bullet.
WINNER: CANNED FISH Two serves of oily fish each week meet the target for omega-3 fats, plus it’s a source of protein and bone-strengthening calcium. Canned fish also offers better value for money and versatility than chia seeds. Buy cans with at least 0.2g omega-3 per 100g.
Everyda her Canned fish
Superfoo Chia seeds