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Average daily consumption omega 6 paleo and SAD

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2012 at 8:05 PM

What is the average consumption of omega 6 in the SAD and paleo diets? How much do you consume daily?

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on September 05, 2012
at 10:56 PM

Thanks I will test it! I've read about some of scandals concerning olive oil. I'm spending a bit extra for Kalamata POD oil which is certified by the Greek Government as authentic. The pufa's seems to be lower too.

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on September 04, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Be careful your olive oil is actually olive oil. If it doesn't partially freeze in the fridge, it ain't olive oil.

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on September 02, 2012
at 09:45 PM

This graph suggests the typical linoleic acid and arachidonic acid intake in the USA is 9% of total calories. http://www.vrp.com/static/editorialImages/fish-oil-fig1.jpg

Extensive USDA figures can be found here. http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/publications/foodsupply/foodsupply1909-2004report.pdf

I think I consume 7 grams of omega-6 fats per day: 63 calories of 2,400 kcals; I make that 2.6%. Conversely my omega-3's are from salmon thrice weekly estimated at 2 g EPA/DHA a day. No fish oil supplements.

My omega-6 intake basically comes from 2 brazil nuts, 3 egg yolks and 40 g of extra virgin Greek olive oil, the label says 7 g pufa's per 100 ml.

Adb249ff0b1447d86ed308d0265e2b86

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on September 05, 2012
at 10:56 PM

Thanks I will test it! I've read about some of scandals concerning olive oil. I'm spending a bit extra for Kalamata POD oil which is certified by the Greek Government as authentic. The pufa's seems to be lower too.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on September 04, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Be careful your olive oil is actually olive oil. If it doesn't partially freeze in the fridge, it ain't olive oil.

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