The effect of increased intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E on DNA damage in human lymphocytes
Rather than listing them one by one though (as there are quite a few..) here Let me google that for you
There is even a Peat Q&A in the list there for ya!
If your eating Primal your PUFA will naturally be lower than SAD, but not taken to extremes as to be determined deadly in any sum. Heck that sounds as bad as someone saying ANY amount of glucose regardless of source is absolutely toxic to everyone doesn't it?
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When PUFA is limited, vitamin e requirements are lowered.These changes were abolished by an additional 80 mg dα-tocopherol/day. This study indicates that increasing dietary levels of PUFA to 15% may adversely affect some indices of DNA stability. However, increasing the dietary intake of vitamin E by 80 mg/day ameliorates the damaging effects of PUFA.
Unsaturated fatty acids: Nutritionally essential, or toxic?
You didn't think your post through very far, I guess.
Nuts are totally primal approved. But even with their high vitamin E levels I would not advocate eating handful after handful of them. That would still rack your omega-6 levels a bit high and not be a good thing.
But on the other hand, saying that the occasional handful of nuts, a glass of nut milk, or a tablespoon or two of nut butter is ALWAYS going to cause issues is a bit alarmist. In moderate doses, you are probably ok.
Also, I do agree that the typical primal eater should have lower omega-6 (well, PUFAs in general) levels over SAD, vegetarian, and even vegan eaters. This is why including a handful of nuts won't send you into a state of extreme oxidative stress.
So, I do agree with the "chill out" message.
... That's quite a discussion I lit a fire under. But thanks for all the information, every bit helps.
Starting weight: 90kg (11/3/13) (33.1 BMI)
Current weight: 89.5kg (12/3/13) (32.9 BMI)
Goal weight: 75kg (27.5 BMI)
Short term goal: BMI under 30
Mid term goal:
40 pushups, 100 situps, 10 pullups, 10.1 beep test, >10m 2.4km run
Long term goal: Enlist as an ARA Combat Engineer
I just don't see the sense in totally eliminating PUFA so I don't have to eat the vitamin E that comes with it anyhow. Just did not compute for me.