I enjoyed that post, thanks for sharing. It gave me some things to think about. Do you think consuming high dose fish oils to normalise 3/6 tissue ratio quicker worth it?
Although that study showed an increase of lipid peroxides and MDA, the subjects probably didn't have a protective diet like the Inuit, and could have been eating the SAD so would have a high intake of PUFAs before supplementation. It seems minimising all PUFAs including lots of omega 3's is a really important aspect of your diet.
I don't even think getting 0.5% of calories from PUFAs is possible. What would you eat?!?!?! He said you need less to prevent deficiency but it doesn't mean that it is optimal. The most omega 3s I get in per day is around 3 grams and on a normal day my omega 6/3 ratio is about 1.5-1. PUFAs come to about 4% of calories and TBH I don't think I can do any better than that without cutting out some very nutritious food and it probably isn't worth it.
Having a nutritious diet based on whole foods decreases your requirements for essential fatty acids. If your diet is protective then I can't see eating around 2-3grams of omega 3's a day being an issue, especially considering the traditional peoples that ate similar amounts.
P.S. I am definitely going to change my fish oil to one with more DHA than EPA as soon as mine runs out.
2nd edit : Think he means DHA and AA requirement is only 0.5% of calories and not total omega 3's.... not sure
Last edited by muaythaimike; 10-08-2010 at 02:11 PM.
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