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    Default Why the Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio May Not Matter After All

    Mark Sisson
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    When it comes to omega-6 fats, the quick and dirty soundbite resonating throughout the ancestral health community has been “omega-6 fats are inflammatory, omega-3s are anti-inflammatory.” Years ago, I wrote a post saying essentially the same thing – that an excessive intake of omega-6s and inadequate intake of omega-3s predispose us to an exaggerated inflammatory response. This sounds right. And the huge discrepancy between the estimated ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in ancestral human diets – 1:3, 1:2, or even 1:1 – and the ratio in modern diets – ranging from 1:25 to 1:10 – just looks pathological. Then, bringing up the rear, you’ve got Bill Lands’ work showing that human populations with low levels of omega-3s and higher levels of omega-6s in their tissues are at greater risk for many diseases like heart disease. It all seems clear cut, no?

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    Default Re: Why the Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio May Not Matter After All

    Another consideration for those interested in the PH of their foods, of all the omega 6 nuts, almonds are the only nuts that are alkaline forming.

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    Default Re: Why the Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio May Not Matter After All

    And Brazil nuts are the only ones high in selenium. Another reason to eat a variety of foods. Pass the mixed nuts, please!
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    Default Re: Why the Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio May Not Matter After All

    One of my latest "out on a limb" actions for myself has been to buy mixed nuts, as opposed to the much cheaper Planter's "mixed nuts" involving "less than 50% peanuts". One might laugh, and yet I thought that if I could limit my consumption of real mixed nuts, perhaps I could justify to myself the much greater cost. Experiment still underway…

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