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    I know a lot of nuts have a bad 6/3 ratio, but which ones are the best?

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    Even then, our bodies aren't very efficient at converting the short-chain n-3s into long-chain n-3s, the ones we need. Check out this chart for a good graphical analysis of n-3 vs n-6 in foods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
    Even then, our bodies aren't very efficient at converting the short-chain n-3s into long-chain n-3s, the ones we need. Check out this chart for a good graphical analysis of n-3 vs n-6 in foods.
    Whoa... that bit about the grass fed beef and Omega ratios is interesting. I seem to recall hearing that once. That must be why PB recommends Organic beef over just grass fed.

    "Another thing I learned doing this - When it comes to omega-3 content, there's hardly a difference between grass-fed beef and conventional beef. And neither of them provide more than a few milligrams in the raw state, probably negligible amounts after being cooked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryman9000 View Post
    Whoa... that bit about the grass fed beef and Omega ratios is interesting. I seem to recall hearing that once. That must be why PB recommends Organic beef over just grass fed.

    "Another thing I learned doing this - When it comes to omega-3 content, there's hardly a difference between grass-fed beef and conventional beef. And neither of them provide more than a few milligrams in the raw state, probably negligible amounts after being cooked."
    First part of that is bullshit, however I do agree with the second part. Beef has so little PUFA's that it's not a significant source of O3. Better save that grass-fed money for some fish oil if that's what you're after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
    Even then, our bodies aren't very efficient at converting the short-chain n-3s into long-chain n-3s, the ones we need. Check out this chart for a good graphical analysis of n-3 vs n-6 in foods.
    So even if a non fish food source has a good omega balance it doesn't really matter? Should we just be trying to eat foods lowest in Omega 6 and not worry about the ratio?

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    I don't think ratio is very important. What's more important is eating foods low in PUFA's (regardless of ratio) and filling the blanks with omega 3's from fish oil. Walnuts have a decent ratio, but just look at how much PUFA a single oz has!!
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    Maybe it's the other way around.

    Omega 6 is an essential fat that we need and cannot produce so we must get it through diet for optimal health. It is a little too easy to get, but we still need it.
    If we are following primal principles avoiding refined oils and adding lots of Omega 3, I don't think ratios need to be monitored.
    Eat more fish. Maybe eat less poultry and pork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphlslv View Post
    "Another thing I learned doing this - When it comes to omega-3 content, there's hardly a difference between grass-fed beef and conventional beef. And neither of them provide more than a few milligrams in the raw state, probably negligible amounts after being cooked."

    First part of that is bullshit, however I do agree with the second part. Beef has so little PUFA's that it's not a significant source of O3. Better save that grass-fed money for some fish oil if that's what you're after.
    So you're saying there is a big difference in omega-3 content when comparing grass-fed beef to feed lot beef?

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