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    Grass fed meat & balancing your 3/6 ratio

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    I live in an area where I can't reliably find grass fed meat. I doubt most online stores would ship to me and I'd rather not spend my entire food budget on interweb bought grass fed meat all the time.

    Would there be any negative effects if I were to supplement with fish oil to balance out my omega 3's and 6's? How much would I need to take in order to achieve a 1:1 ratio? My consumption varies day to day, so I can't give good insight on how much omega 6 I get on a given day, so what is a good rule of thumb if I am trying to supplement my 3's with fish oil?
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    I think I need a molecular grokologist!
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    I don't think worrying about omegas in beef is an issue.

    There is .02 g of n3 in 3.5 oz of beef even if grass fed has 20 times that it's still only .4g. Also, what nobody seems to mention is that grass fed beef also has 2x the amount of n6.

    That being said there is as much n6 in 12 almonds as there is in a 16 ounce steak.

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    As chima_p says, there just isn't that much PUFA in beef in the first place. You will be missing out on improved mineral content, CLA, higher levels of fat-soluble vitamins and phytonutrients, and beef that actually tastes like beef.

    Get some quality grass-fed butter, pop a fish oil cap or two (or a spoonful of CLO), and don't sweat it. You should still shoot for organic (or equivalent, my beef is tested for pesticide residues and hormones but isn't certified organic) to minimize meat-borne nastiness.
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    MG, how can I go about getting those same minerals, CLA, fat soluble vitamins and phytonutrients without grass fed? Also, would organic grain fed be a terrible choice?
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