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How to counteract omega 6 ?

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Created September 08, 2011 at 4:40 AM

When your diet mainly consists of grain fed meats containing omega 6, what can you do to counteract the effects and add enough omega 3's to make a healthy ratio?

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on September 18, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Be careful Susan, the deodorization that takes place in the processing of canola oil creates trans fats in it.

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on September 18, 2011
at 02:56 PM

Canola, as with the other industrial seed oils, was a misguided saturated fat substitute invented out of manufactured fear of saturated fats. You'll generally find no such fear in this forum, nor any valid need to resort to canola whose production technology didn't even exist a century ago, much less during the paleolithic. Good luck!

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on September 08, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I haven't heard that before. Any place I can learn more about that?

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on September 08, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Yes, and mayo too I'm totally making my own dressings and mayo.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:57 PM

Has anyone else noticed that almost all commercial dressings are now using soy oil? YUCK!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Love fish but eat it way less than meat. On meat days what can I eat to make it better? Omega 3 capsules I guess- or fish for lunch?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Grass-fed meat is hard to find here- should have bought a quarter I guess, but didn't want to commit because we are gone half the year. I like the fat and usually don't cut it off.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:51 PM

just started taking Omega 3 capsules- have already switched to coconut oil for cooking and olive oil for salads

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on September 08, 2011
at 10:03 AM

Not a big fan of fish?

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on September 14, 2011
at 05:17 AM

You're going to need to get some omega-3 fats from somewhere since your meat isn't going to have much of them. It isn't an issue of needing omega-3 to balance out your omega-6 intake, you just need some omega-3 in there somehow. Fish is a good choice. Why people talk about a ratio is that they kind of influence each other's availability. Way too much omega-6 causes an omega-3 deficiency. So there's a relationship, but it's not the way you thought.

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on September 08, 2011
at 01:14 PM

Only eat ruminant grain fed meat and you should be fine as the ratio remains pretty constant in these animals.

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on September 08, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I haven't heard that before. Any place I can learn more about that?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 14, 2011
at 04:51 AM

On looking around for more information re: Omega 3 in grain-fed beef I found this article. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/grass-fed-meat-part-1/

This excerpt sums it up pretty well-

"Meat can be a good source of omega-3???s, if it???s grass-fed. Grain-fed meat has lower levels, so you???ll need to eat a lot of cold water ocean fish or take fish oil supplements to reach your daily omega-3 requirements. Grass-fed meat has more healthy fats than grain-fed meat."

So I guess it's salmon for lunch or dinner a few times a week if I don't source some grass-fed beef, or at least Omega 3 capsules daily.

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on September 08, 2011
at 01:06 PM

Grain-fed meats aren't likely the source of excess omega-6s in your diet. Trim excess fat off and that may help. Avoiding seed oils really is the most important issue, in my mind. Supplement with a couple grams of omega-3s daily and you're ok.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 08, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Grass-fed meat is hard to find here- should have bought a quarter I guess, but didn't want to commit because we are gone half the year. I like the fat and usually don't cut it off.

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82afcebed9103794f8aca405f947f904

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on September 18, 2011
at 12:57 PM

not a big fan of canola oil, I use olive oil for any cooking/dressing applications cause i love the taste and it's mostly monounsaturated fat (though, of its polyunstaurated fat, it's more 6's tha 3's...just not that much of either really), eat sardines for lunch and salmon/bronzini/trout/etc. for dinner most nights...and my ratios come out 2:1 or sometimes close to 1:1. I think grains and legumes are an underappreciated source of omega 6's as well, a slice of whole grain bread (refined grain doesn't have as much fat content) can be a couple grams of straight omega 6's.

of course, i suppose most people reading this don't have to worry about that since they'd avoid grain. i however do eat a serving each of grain and legumes a day, sourdough rye for the grain and something soaked or sprouted for the legume. As far as meat...i just don't eat chicken or meat during the week. if you only eat a portion on the weekend then grass-fed may become affordable - depending on your budget obviously.

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240aba93cf35b459ef1fdaca0fa18b78

on September 08, 2011
at 05:18 AM

According to what I've been reading you may want to up your fish oil dosage to even out the ratio as much as possible. Also cutting out the typical oils like canola or veg. oil, or corn oil and replace it with coconut oil. There's a lot of info on the subject out there free for the taking. I got my degree from Google..lol :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 08, 2011
at 03:57 PM

Has anyone else noticed that almost all commercial dressings are now using soy oil? YUCK!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 08, 2011
at 03:51 PM

just started taking Omega 3 capsules- have already switched to coconut oil for cooking and olive oil for salads

240aba93cf35b459ef1fdaca0fa18b78

on September 08, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Yes, and mayo too I'm totally making my own dressings and mayo.

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on September 08, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Use canola oil (and canola based mayonnaise) for most of your cooking and use a 1:1 ratio of canola and olive oil for your salad dressing. Make a toast spread with butter and canola and buy eggs with the highest amount of omega-3s (at least 250 mg/egg). Eat lots of greens, and fish when you can.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

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on September 18, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Be careful Susan, the deodorization that takes place in the processing of canola oil creates trans fats in it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 18, 2011
at 02:56 PM

Canola, as with the other industrial seed oils, was a misguided saturated fat substitute invented out of manufactured fear of saturated fats. You'll generally find no such fear in this forum, nor any valid need to resort to canola whose production technology didn't even exist a century ago, much less during the paleolithic. Good luck!

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