Which foods are the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)?

Flax, soy, walnuts. This is a type of omega 3 fatty acid. Sources include those mentioned and canola oil plus others. Like any fat too much is bad! High fat diets cause disease even if they are "good fats." See a discussion about this class of fat here: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/alphalinolenic-acid.

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I have hypothyroidism & hbp. It's it safe to take epa & DHA fatty acid pills plus a lna (alpha linolenic acid)? I'm starting to work out need a jump!

Should be . . . Congrats on deciding to exercise! in general, dietary supplements like fish oil aren't manufactured under 3rd party oversight, so there's the possibility of contamination but that risk exists w/everything. Without knowing your exact drug regimen, it's impossible to look for drug interactions on online.Epocrates.Com & drugs.Com. Ask your pharmacist & prescribing doctor but in general, should be ok. Read more...