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Overeating nuts and fish oils?

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Created February 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I just overate almonds -- ARGH! Since the Omega are off with all nuts -- when youover indulge-- do you take fish oils?

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on February 15, 2011
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That's interesting! Although I was talking about the ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s, not the total amount in grams. While it might be true that walnuts contain more omega-6 fatty acids than almonds, they also contain much more omega-3 fatty acids making their ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 much more desirable. Almonds contain very little omega-3s, and will skew your ratio more than walnuts.

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on February 15, 2011
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Not true about almonds. Walnuts have nearly twice the omega-6 as almonds: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/nuts-omega-6-fats/

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on February 15, 2011
at 12:14 PM

How many ozs (approx) per day is 'overate'.?

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on February 14, 2011
at 09:22 PM

If you ate almonds frequently it might be different, but overeating them once in awhile? I say don't worry about it...no need to get that granular about things.

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on February 15, 2011
at 06:54 PM

When I eat a bunch of nuts, I'll usually try to take a pill of fish oil or two. Especially with almonds because their omega 3:6 ratio is the worst of all the nuts.

I try to stick to Loren Cordain's advise on nuts and eat mostly those with better omega 3:6 ratios (walnuts and macadamias have the best omega ratio), and to limit the amount of nuts I eat per day to about 4oz.

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on February 15, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Not true about almonds. Walnuts have nearly twice the omega-6 as almonds: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/nuts-omega-6-fats/

61ff86be603d2508d10eedb1997b3532

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on February 15, 2011
at 09:28 PM

That's interesting! Although I was talking about the ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s, not the total amount in grams. While it might be true that walnuts contain more omega-6 fatty acids than almonds, they also contain much more omega-3 fatty acids making their ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 much more desirable. Almonds contain very little omega-3s, and will skew your ratio more than walnuts.

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on February 14, 2011
at 10:14 PM

If you over ate them two or three (or more) times a week, it would be problem. But, if you rarely do it, I don't think you need to do anything - except think about why you over ate them.

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on February 14, 2011
at 09:50 PM

Any time you consume things which put your o6/o3 ratios out of whack, it's a good idea to supplement some fish oil. This can be when you eat food fried with seed oils, too many nuts or even beef which is not grass fed.

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