The Omega 6/Omega 3 Ratio That Could Save Your Life
In The Omega Diet (Harper Perennial): (1) The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the Paleolithic diet is believed to have been approximately 1 to 1. Our approximate current ratio has been estimated to be anywhere from 14:1 to 20:1. (2) The campaign to lower cholesterol has led to an excessive consumption of omega-6 oils. Some examples of oils that contain omega-6 are corn, sunflower, sesame, safflower, soybean, peanut, grapeseed, primrose, and cottonseed. (3) Many chronic diseases are characterized by an overproduction of eicosanoids made from omega-6 fatty acids. (4) Omega-3 oils are primarily found in fish, flax seed, walnut, and canola oil. (5) The blend of fats proven to promote optimal health is a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids of less than 4.
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