I’m currently in a seminar on EPA, DHA and ALA and loving it! Those are omega-3 fatty acids, by the way, and my brain is being stretched by all this new information.
Being here and taking notes on sustainability and nutritional information makes me feel like I’m back in school. I miss school…..very much.
Some quick facts about what the heck is going on. I was invited to come to Philadelphia by New Harvest, a brand new company that has made the first completely vegetarian source of omega-3 oil. Usually, people take a fish oil supplement to get their omega-3′s, but what are people that don’t eat fish supposed to do?
Personally, I love fish but don’t eat it twice a week like the American Heart Association recommends. I’ve also never taken a fish oil supplement (I actually don’t take any supplements at all) and was pretty clueless about the whole thing.
This is really eye opening and interesting for me. All day today we are learning about the benefits of non-fish source of omega-3 fatty acids….we are also partaking in a vegetarian cooking class and going to The Giant Heart exhibit at the Franklin Institute, which is what I’m super excited about!
I’m not going to go into every detail on dinner last night because you’ve probably read about it on 4000 blogs by now, but it was pretty epic. We ate here and I ate pretty much everything on the menu.