Omega ratio 1:1 = 17g Omega-6 + 17g Omega-3?

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JFHenault
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   Posted 9/25/2017 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
There is something confusing for me.

-1- The goal is to have a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3/Omega-6.

-2- I use Mercola Cron-O-Meter to measure the amount of nutrients I get from my foods and the minimum amount of Omega-6 should be 17g/day. I'm eating 2 avocados/day, 4 egg yolks/day... and I'm only getting 11g of Omega-6/day.

-3- I read on ConsumerLab.com that taking more than 2g/day of Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) may suppress the immune system (and also thinning the blood too much) and non-animal sources of Omega-3 is not absorbed well. I'm getting 3g/day of Omega-3. So my ratio is about 1:4 (3g Omega-3 and 11g Omega-6).

2 times a week, I eat canned sockeye salmon and my ratio is 1:3.

So, I'm eating 11g of Omega-6 and the minimum should be 17g, which is not good.

And supplementing with more than 2g of fish oil is not recommended (immune system).

The logic seems to be : You must eat 17g/day of Omega-6 and 17g/day of Omega-3 to make the ratio 1:1. Right? How can I eat that much Omega-3 (17g)? Nobody would recommend it. If there is no risk, I'm ready to drink 17g of liquid Omega-3 (fish oil) to get my ratio to 1:1.

What I did not understand?

Thank you

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/25/2017 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi JFH,

TBH, this is beyond what I delve into nutritionally speaking...and I am pretty health conscious.

The only thing that comes to mind is adding flaxseed to every meal?

I am not sure that you will find the response you are looking for here...

...so I recommend seeking a nutritionist to answer such a question.

Best wishes finding your answers!

Scaredy Cat
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JFHenault
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   Posted 9/26/2017 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for you answer.

BTW, I liked your second quote.

JFHenault
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   Posted 9/26/2017 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this link that helped me not worrying too much about Omega-6.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-the-omega-3omega-6-ratio-may-not-matter-after-all/

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/26/2017 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh thank you...yes that one resonated with me for sure!

I am glad to hear that you found some relief from reading that article.

It can be difficult when some sources give us nearly impossible standards for healthy living guidelines.

I think seeking to do our best to eat healthy and exercise...while keeping our goals moderate and doable is a good way to go about things. smile

Health and happiness to you!

S.C.
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"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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JFHenault
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   Posted 9/26/2017 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Another useful link is this one :

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-much-omega-3

And thank you for your kindness smile

Post Edited (JFHenault) : 9/26/2017 10:59:32 PM (GMT-6)

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