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Shoveling in Omega 3s?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 02, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Hello good buddies! I'm interesting in exploring a more balanced omega 3:6 diet, and maybe even getting it to 1:1. I understand there are a host of health benefits, including potentially depression lifting? What would such a diet look like, and how do you balance your omega 3s? Also, do I have to eat krill straight up? :)

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on October 02, 2012
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You may be on to something here BoneBrothFast

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on October 02, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Some might disagree with me, but I feel like if you could somehow manage to get a 1:1 O3:O6 ratio (extremely difficult to achieve in this day and age) you would achieve immortality.

Your telomeres would stop dividing or whatever and you would completely halt physical aging, or possibly even reverse it if you could achieve a -1:1 ratio. If you achieve the impossible -1:1 ratio, you would actually anti-age and eventually return to the womb.

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:45 PM

You may be on to something here BoneBrothFast

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on October 02, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Eating too much total PUFA is bad, even if you are getting a higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. So it's best to first minimize omega-6 fatty acid intake. For a paleo diet, this means minimizing nut consumption (use them as a topping and not a snack or side dish on their own) and preferring ruminant flesh (cow, lamb, goat) over pork and poultry. If you do these things, you will need minimal omega-3 inatke to achieve a good ratio. Fish a couple times a week will likely be enough to get you to a 1:3 (omega-3:omega-6) ratio.

From what I have seen, getting a higher ratio can be difficult as you have to restict even further. I'm not sure if there is benefit to a higher dietary ratio or not.

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on October 02, 2012
at 06:31 PM

You have to cut back hard on (or almost eliminate) seed oils. Stick to animal fats, olive oil and take fish or better still krill oil.

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on October 02, 2012
at 03:17 PM

Increase your omega-3 intake: pastured meat, oily fish, organ meat

Reduce omega-6: cut out polyunsaturated veg oils and nuts (macadamia are okay), choose leaner cuts of meat when and if you eat conventionally raised meat

Just follow heuristics. Take (high quality) fish oil if you think you're not getting sufficient omega 3.

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