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    How Do You Get More Omega 3?

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    I've only tracked my food sporadically but my omega 6:3 ratio is RIDICulous.

    How does everyone get more omega 3 in their diet?

    I hear people talking about sardines... I've never tried them. I'm open to trying new things but I'm kinda squeamish at the thought of eating canned mini fish lol. Are their heads attached!? Lol

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    You don't. Lay off the o6 and o3
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    Here's some info, though it's not a primal/paleo site: omega-3 fatty acids

    Grass fed beef and salmon are on the list, so if you're squeamish about canned fish that look like bait , you can eat other things.
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    You should be reducing your o6 intake by not eating grains, vegetable oils, etc. choosing Pastured eggs (so they eat more bugs and grass vs grain feed), pastured pork and grass fed beef/lamb (if you can afford it).

    Eating a couple of hundred grams of cold water fishs such as salmon (preferably wild caught), mackerel, blue cod or sardines, once or twice a week should give enough o3.
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    I don't worry about it. I eat salmon often. I eat primal as best I can. But I think worrying too much about the little nutritionism details is not productive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I don't worry about it. I eat salmon often. I eat primal as best I can. But I think worrying too much about the little nutritionism details is not productive.
    Well, yeah sure, worrying too much about one's health is not good for one's health. When I was in Calif & Hawaii last fall & winter, eating lots & lots of fresh wild salmon & fresh ahi every week, I was getting plenty of O3. Now back east since January, I've been supplementing with 2 cod liver oil capsules a day, eating many O3 eggs & yes as much grass fed beef, & wild salmon (frozen) as I can afford. Canned tuna packed in water is cheap. I eat mackeral & sardines too. When I eat foods containing O3 in any given day, I generally skip the cod liver capsules.
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    Dont worry too much however everyone is right. Grass fed everything meat wise, pastuered eggs will help.

    Otherwise I take mega doses of fish oil daily.

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    also check asian markets or the freezer section of your regular grocer. you may find small, wild fish for pretty cheap. some can be strong-flavored, so you'll have to play around with mustard, hot sauce, broth, etc. to see what you like.

    my basics are fresh/frozen smelts or whiting + tinned sardines or wild salmon.

    we're eating lots of lobster this summer too cuz t's dirt cheap again.

    why is your 0:6 so off the charts? are you still eating grains and junk oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Here's some info, though it's not a primal/paleo site: omega-3 fatty acids

    Grass fed beef and salmon are on the list, so if you're squeamish about canned fish that look like bait , you can eat other things.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misabi View Post
    You should be reducing your o6 intake by not eating grains, vegetable oils, etc. choosing Pastured eggs (so they eat more bugs and grass vs grain feed), pastured pork and grass fed beef/lamb (if you can afford it).

    Eating a couple of hundred grams of cold water fishs such as salmon (preferably wild caught), mackerel, blue cod or sardines, once or twice a week should give enough o3.
    I'm grain free and the only time I consume bad oils is when I eat out and can't avoid it. Grass fed beef isn't easy for me to get and I get sick of fish sometimes. I had salmon yesterday and I'm over it already lol.

    Today my ratio was about 11:1, better than a couple weeks ago when it was 26:1.

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