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Old 11-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a list or a link to a list of foods that are rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 EFA's?? Just curious...don't think I am currently getting enough. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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Here is some info I found that should help. You are most likely getting enough Omega 6's, I would worry about the omega 3's.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
--Marine sources: Atlantic salmon and other fatty, preferably cold-water fish, including herring (both Atlantic and Pacific), sardines, Atlantic halibut, bluefish, tuna, and Atlantic mackerel. The American Heart Association recommends that people eat tuna or salmon at least twice a week.
As a reasonable substitute (or even an occasional alternative) for fresh fish, commercial fish oil capsules are available containingomega-3s such as DHA and EPA.
--Wild game: Surprisingly, venison and buffalo are both good sources of omega-3s and make a healthy choice for people craving meat. These wild game meats can be purchased through mail-order sources if your supermarket doesn't carry them.
--Plant sources: Canola oil, flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnuts, and leafy green vegetables such as purslane are all good sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3. A quarter-cup (1 ounce) of walnuts supplies about 2 grams of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, slightly more than is found in 3 ounces of salmon.
--Enhanced food: In the U.S., these include omega-3 enriched eggs; breads are sometimes enhanced in other countries.



Omega-6 Fatty Acids:
Good dietary sources of omega-6 fatty acids include cereals, eggs, poultry, most vegetable oils, whole-grain breads, baked goods, and margarine.



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Old 11-07-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, yep the Omega-6's are covered. =)
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