I belong to India where level of commercialization hasn't reached the stage where loads of hormones and antibiotics are found in meat. They are found but in much less amounts than what we read in researches made in developed countries. To cut it short, conventional meat here most often has higher omega-6 than organic meat would be but not too high as well.
I resort to conventional meat half the time.
With scenario being this, will having fatty fish everyday, by any chance, amount to too much too omega-3?
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on June 11, 2013
at 12:53 PM
The 1999 Fisheries White Paper published by the Japanese Government has a chart showing annual per capita seafood consumption for countries around the globe. Japan's seafood consumption is fourth in the world. The top four countries are: Maldives 153.4 kg per person per year Iceland 91.1 kg Kiribati 78.6 kg Japan 70.6 kg
So in one year, the average Japanese person eats slightly more than his or her own weight of seafood. I found it surprising that the figure for Maldives is more than twice that for Japan.
For the Japanese people, that's about 1.3 kg of seafood per week, or 200 g of seafood per day.
that seems like a lot to me - but also they eat eel, shellfish, tiny fish (don't know what you call these but often they are deep fried), bigger fish like tuna, mussels, oysters, periwinkles, clams, whale, etc.
So in other words - don't just eat fish - diversify!
If that's tough for you to diversify (it sure is for me), try to stick to lamb (I believe this is more common than beef in India?), eggs, ghee, etc., beef when you can, and try to limit muscle meat of pork, chicken that are conventionally grown, even if you think the processing is better, and stick more to broths from bones or hooves or feet, organs of them like heart, gizzards, etc.
there's a private company called cargill which has different names depending on the country which is doing a lot of the processing and feeding of animals around the world and you can't be too sure about their practices, which they are carrying over from the US, believe it or not.
you also have to make sure you eat the whole animal so you don't miss out on copper. I wonder what the source of that is in traditional indian vegetarian diets?
Seems like dal (lentils) would be a good source normally, as well as cashews (barfi, for rajma? I don't know, just throwing out ideas)
Just make sure to eat a diverse number of nuts and seeds, and all parts of the animal and don't completely throw the baby out with the bathwater by avoiding all the wonderful things which are local in india, in whichever part you live in (kerala, andhar pradesh, goa, bombay, etc.).
You can get too much omega-3 (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/04/omega-3s-angiogenesis-and-cancer-part-ii/)
but as long as you diversify and don't overeat you should be ok.
I advise perfect health diet for more sound, clear advice about masses of food you should eat per day! but i always advise that.
on February 26, 2013
at 11:26 AM
Hi, Usually up to 3 grms of omega-3 body fat are regarded secure. For most people to obtain the advantages of omega-3 body fat, supplements up to 500-1000mg per day is all that is needed for maximum advantage. And 3-4 meals weekly of unhealthy seafood.