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5 Secrets To Omega 6:Omega 3 Balance

17 Sep

Why should you make changes to your daily eating plan to include a variety of different fats? Check out last weeks blog, https://valerieberkowitz.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/eat-foods-with-fat-5-balance-foods-with-fat/ and Dr. Weil’s blog, http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400149/balancing-omega-3-and-omega-6.html

Now that you know why it is healthier to eat a variety of fats, you should know that it is not that difficult. A few  small changes and your Omega ratio should shift quickly towards the ideal 1:1 Omega 6, Omega 3 fat ratio.

TIPS

1. Read the ingredient section on labels. Look for vegetable, corn and soy oil.

2. Eat less commercially prepared foods that contain vegetable, corn and soy oils.

3. Eat low mercury and low PCB containing fatty fish

4. Eat more omega 3 plant foods along with saturated fat (to help the plant Omega 3 convert to the fish form of Omega 3).

5. Add Omega 3 fish oil supplements

More specific tips include:

You might find it interesting that these foods contain both saturated fat and omega 3:

Lamb

Beef, short ribs

Pork

Dairy: cheese, sheep milk, butter, sour cream, heavy whipping cream

Unsweetened baking chocolate

Non-meat sources high in Omega 3

Walnuts

Grape leaves

Flaxseeds

Chia seeds
Herbs/Spices high in Omega 3

Cloves

Oregano

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

If you fell into the fat trap, “all fats are bad” and just now realize that “some fats are good”,  DO NOT fall into the same trap again. Natural fats that are saturated and unsaturated provide nutrients that work to keep us healthy.

My goal is to get everyone to eat healthy natural fats and improve Omega 6 to Omega 3 consumption ratio.

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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in better food choices, FAT, Omega 3, Omega 6, Uncategorized

 

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