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    I am a bit of a hardcore Paleo eater. My fatty intake is reduce to the morning almonds (about 5 ounces daily) in a shake along banana and apples as a recovery drink after biking every morning about 25 miles. Other source of O6 is out of the non grass fed meat I eat from time to time and from bacon.


    I have a Q regarding my Omega 3 Source. I eat about 2-3 Cans of Sardines Daily. The ones that are packed in Spring Water. I actually enjoy them very much.


    Is this a good enough source of O3 or should I think about supplementing with fish oil capsules?


    What you say?


    Thanks for answers in advance


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    Look it up on www.nutritionaldata.com . Expand the Fats section and there they will all be.


    BTW, apples and bananas are definitely not Primal by any stretch. A treat, not a food.


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    Apples and Bananas not good? You kidding right?


    On the link you gave I cant find any Fats section.


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    Yes the sardines are most definitely a good source of omega 3s, and many other nutrients. I eat those too, although only 1 can at a time, maximum of 2 a day, they are that nutrient-dense.


    Modern apples and bananas are bred for very high fructose and sucrose content and are much different from any foods the paleolithic hunter-gatherer would have eaten (ever seen a picture of a wild banana?). That being said they're miles better than grains or simple sugars. I eat my high sugar fruits after a hard workout which reduces the impact on blood sugar/insulin, triglycerides, liver, etc. Moderation is the key for fruit.

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    And 25 miles every day is definitely Chronic Cardio, another Paleo sin.


    I never said bananas and apples aren't "good." They certainly taste "good." But they aren't Primal, not desirable as an ongoing Primal food source.


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    I wasn't talking about the taste either.


    So what would be a high carb alternative? I need carbs!


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    MichaelA, are you really reading the foundational work of the Primal Blueprint? It doesn't sound like it.


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