in the U.S. consume a dangerously inadequate amount of Omega-3, a
fat which is essential to good health but is only found in fish oil
and a few other foods. Meanwhile, our intake of Omega-6 fats, another
fat found in
, corn, sunflower and other
oils, is much too high.
looking at the dietary ratio of
omega-3 fatty acids
suggest that in early human history the ratio
was about 1:1, however the typical American's ratio is around 20:1 to
50:1! Generally our diet contains far too much omega 6 fats. For most
of us, this means greatly reducing the omega-6 fatty acids we consume
and increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids.
recommend you avoid corn, sunflower,
canola, or products which contain these oils. This means no hydrogenated
or partially hydrogenated fats, no
no shortening, no vegetable oil. These oils are full of omega-6 fats and
will only worsen your omega 6/omega 3 ratio. You want to emphasize high
quality extra virgin
, organic butter,
need to be concerned with the quantity of fat in your diet, rather you
need to be concerned with the TYPE - and saturated fat is not the enemy.
Saturated fats, found mostly in animal products like butter, cheese and
fatty meats, are not as dangerous as you may believe. Saturated fats offer
a number of health benefits and play many important roles in the body.
Some vegetable oils (coconut and palm) also contain saturated fat.
is a particularly healthy choice.
acids, formed through a process called "hydrogenation", are
found in processed foods and fried foods. Trans-fatty acids are much worse
for you than saturated fats. Not only can they raise LDL (bad) cholesterol
levels and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, but they have also been linked
of the omega-3 found in cod liver oil and fish oil
3 helps prevent and fight
Alzheimer's disease, ulcers, diabetes, hyperactivity and other diseases.
Omega 3 increases your ability to concentrate as well as your energy level.
a helpful form of Omega-3 can be found in
walnuts and a few other foods, the most beneficial form of Omega-3 - containing
2 fatty acids, EPA and DHA which are essential in preventing and fighting
both physical and mental illness - can be found only in fish. Unfortunately,
however, I would advise you against consuming a lot of fish, whether naturally-caught
or farm-raised, because fish of all varieties from any waters are now
showing dangerously high levels of the highly toxic, tasteless metal,
recommend the following addition to everyone's diet - children, seniors
and everyone in between - cod liver oil and fish oil.
difference between fish oil and cod liver oil is that cod liver oil is
high in vitamin D. The cod liver oil has the advantage of providing vitamin
D, which is necessary for most of us in the United States in the cold
months of winter, when we don't get very much sun exposure on our skin
in order to make vitamin D.
get confused about the difference between fish oil liquid and cod liver
oil. You can consider cod liver oil as fish oil+. The 2 are the same except
that cod liver oil contains natural vitamin D and A.
recommend limiting your fish consumption and I suggest you consider replacing
it with cod liver oil. This is NOT the cod liver oil which typically comes
to mind, from many decades ago.
way to increase omega 3 fats in your diet would be to use freshly ground
(just use an inexpensive coffee
grinder), but I would tend to favor cod liver oil and fish oil.