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  • Is Polyunsaturated Fat Even Necessary in Out Diet?

    Are polyunsaturated fats necessary in our diet at all? I am having difficulty researching this and sorting through all of the BS which gets planted on all of the pages of results. I am sorry if this is a dumb question LOL but I have been so busy and I have been spending a large amount of time also researching many other topics. I just want to eat some hemp butter: I have three tablespoons of Olive Oil a day and I wanted to add some hemp seeds to my diet since they lack phytic acid and trypsin inhibitors. Their Omega ratio is 3:1 with Poly being in the majority. But Olive Oil has a much higher ratio in favor of Mono. I was dumb thinking that Omega- 3 is good from vegetable sources because it was uncooked but now I remembered something I read a long time ago how DHA and EPA are made so I will be adding more grass-fed fat and fish to my diet. But I still want to eat about three servings of hemp seed a day and I won't have any other source of Poly except for Olive Oil and meat.

    Is three servings of hemp seed too high? I would eat more fatty meat but I want a balance with cooked fat and uncooked fat and of course my wallet. Thank you for anyone who has any advice or who has tried to help.
    Last edited by Baltimoretsg3984; 01-18-2012, 12:20 AM.

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    Yes, you need them. Eat some fatty fish and call it a day. Also...no to hemp seed.
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    • #3
      MightyMouse: If my poly levels are lower than the Monounsaturated fat in my diet with hemp seeds: why shouldn't I eat hemp seeds? They are loaded with magnesium and potassium as well.

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      • #4
        Hemp seeds mainly contain ALA for omega 3, which our bodies do not convert so well to the more important DHA and EPA fatty acids. Those are the kind plentiful in many fish. Also, PUFAs ideally should not make up much of your fat intake as they are not the most stable. For example: here is my fat intake percentages today- Saturated=43%, mono=47%, and PUFAs=10% percent.

        There is a wealth of information on marks blogs. Go to the primal blueprint 101 page and you'll find just about anything you can think of.
        KFCialis - It may be boneless...but you won't be! - Stephen Colbert

        My Powerlifting journal in preparation for my first meet - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread54184.html

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        • #5
          You need some each of O6 and O3, though not nearly as much O6 as most get, and more O3 than most people get.
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          • #6
            Yes, no more than 4% of calories or you can have inflammation from it. Preferably in a 1:1 ratio of n6:n3. You can get a pretty good ratio from grassfed ruminants and seafood. It's necessary to create cell walls as well as for your nerves and brain matter.
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