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    RATIO OF OMEGA-6 TO OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

    RATIO OF OMEGA-6 TO OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
    Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
    Fat is classified into saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. Saturated fats are believed to increase your risk for heart attacks when you take in more calories than you burn. We used to think that all polyunsaturated fats help to prevent heart attacks when they replace saturated fats, but now we have different information. Polyunsaturated fats are classified by their structures into omega-3s and omega-6s, and you need both types; these are called the essential fatty acids because you cannot make them in your body and must get them from your food.

    For most of the time humans have been on earth we have eaten foods containing omega-6's and omega-3's in a ratio of about 2:1. However, over the last 50 years in North America, the ratio has changed to from 2:1 to 10-20:1. Our diet now includes huge amounts of oils that are extracted from plants and used for cooking or in prepared foods. These oils (such as corn oil, safflower oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, soybean oil) are primarily omega-6s. We have decreased our intake of omega-3's, found primarily in whole grains, beans and other seeds, and seafood.

    Eating too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 causes clots and constricts arteries to increase risk for heart attacks, increases swelling to worsen arthritis, and aggravates a skin disease called psoriasis. It may block a person's ability to respond to insulin, causing high insulin and blood sugar levels and obesity. It increases hormone levels of insulin like growth factor-1 that causes certain cancers.

    To get your ratio on omega-6s to omega-3s back to a more healthful 2:1, eat seafood, whole grains, beans and other seeds, and reduce your intake of foods made with or cooked in vegetable oils.
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    Cool article bro.........
    Preaching to the choir bro


    Haaa haaaa
    So much for fats being bad for you
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    Good stuff!

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    nice little read Winger.
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    That ratio is brutal. 2:1. No wonder ChefX is having us gobble 12 fish oils a day.
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    good read

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefX
    good read
    Just like your book;)
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    Hey thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefX
    Hey thanks
    Just because I said I loved you in another thread, dosn't mean you have to stalk me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by winger
    Just because I said I loved you in another thread, dosn't mean you have to stalk me!

    Haaa Haaaa
    I have a stalker too she rummages through my phone for numbers, wallet, computer for things that have no concern for her. :axe:
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    Quote Originally Posted by hackskii
    Haaa Haaaa
    I have a stalker too she rummages through my phone for numbers, wallet, computer for things that have no concern for her. :axe:
    But that is your girlfriend:axe:
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    LOL!

    ok that was very funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger
    That ratio is brutal. 2:1. No wonder ChefX is having us gobble 12 fish oils a day.


    When you say fish oil caps do you mean cod liver oil caps. I have a load of cod liver oil caps with omega 3 in them aswell.

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    Not Cod liver caps they are really high in Vitamin A and at 12 a day you might end up with some tixcicity problems.

    Fish oils are where its at Rob.

    Info on vitamin A:
    Your RDA of vitamin A could be achieved by eating two or three carrot sticks, one tablespoon of cooked carrots, two tablespoons of cooked winter squash, sweet potatoes or pumpkin, 1/4 cup of dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, beet greens or Swiss chard), 4 asparagus spears, 1/4 cup broccoli, one apricot, 1/2 peach or 1/4 cup cantaloupe. All of these are probably less expensive than your vitamin A pills.

    Vitamin A is fat-soluble and is stored in your body along with vitamins D, E and vitamin K. Your body can store up to two years worth in your liver. Levels above 100,000 IU of vitamin A are considered toxic (hypervitaminosis). Loss of hair can occur with megadoses of vitamin A. Excess carotene can cause your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. I have seen a patient with a jaundice look to their skin and eyes because of excess carotene intake from supplements. Generally, carotene will turn the skin yellow when the intake is above 20 mg per day (about 34,000 IU). The yellow skin tint is most noticeable on the hands and soles of your feet where there is little underlying tissue between the skin and bones. If the carotene supplement is discontinued, the skin will lose the yellow tint.

    Your body uses vitamin A for good night vision and for maintaining the health of your epithelial cells. These cells are found in skin as well as lining your respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract. Research has found that persons who have an adequate intake of vitamin A have a lower incidence of epithelial cancers. Epithelial cells line the lungs as well as the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and vagina. Research has not advocated megadosing vitamin A to prevent cancer though. A new Finish research project showed that smokers increased their rate of cancer if they took Vitamin A supplements.

    In the early 1980's the FDA restricted the vitamin A content of multivitamin supplements to a maximum of 1,000 RE to limit the possibility of vitamin A toxicity. You can buy vitamin A supplements up to 5,000 RE (25,000 IU).

    I would suggest, you discontinue your vitamin A supplements and try eating bright orange or dark green leafy vegetables for vitamin A. Liver is also an excellent source.

    Sorry for the long copy and paste but the information is good.
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    ha ha winger.

    What an absolute load of drivel ..YOU have no idea what all that means no more than nyone else does ...yea yea you read the words but what....ok

    here is a perfect % of protein, to fat to carbohydrate ..you call it ratios or much accustomed to our ancestorl evolutionary diet ..
    now we have no ACTUAL idea of these %s on ourselves daily

    take one of these 3
    fats
    then we go one there is a perfect % or polyunsatuartes to monosaturats to poly unsatuarets of which we again have not a clue

    only to subidvide them again into omega 9 6 and 3 of which is even less undersatabale compared with out even knowing the first one

    what food did you eat that had the right ratio of omega 6 and 3 and relying on fish is a hope it has not been farmed ..if you know your stuff ..you would of found hemp seed the only perfect combination but like me i wounder if you found a way to cook it?
    or for all your wisdom have you ever tried

    and im sure you eat flax seed ..do you eat the brown , the golden of cracked linseeds ..or do you swig a bottle of cod liver oil in that clear glass bottle sat up on the shelf in the supermarket for years.

    give us something original not more %s and ratios

    respectfully
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