EFA - omega 3 and 6omega-3
Posted 27 May 2004 - 04:29 AM
Now, i have a very low fat percentage (i'm a bit muscular, but you can still see my ribs) and i dont eat a lot of fat. No matter how much i eat, i wont gain much weight. Maybe there is something wrong with the way my body treats those fats.
Anyway, from what i understand were getting too much Omega-6 , and we need to consume more omega-3 fatty acids. They are healthy for our cells, can help with inflammation and are DHT inhibitors.
Anyone have any more information about all this?? I'm still a newbie concerning the food theory's, but i think this is very important.
I've been eating a lot of wallnuts lately. Are nuts a good source for EFA's? (yeah, i know, fat fish is the best, but my mom cooks so....).
Posted 27 May 2004 - 07:05 AM
Posted 27 May 2004 - 07:06 AM
Walnuts are an excellent source of both OMega 3 and Omega 6, although there is some debate as to whether the iodine in walnuts is likely to aggravate acne.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:40 AM
Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:56 AM
Almonds are an excellent all-round source of nutrients, but they don't contain many Omega 3's, like walnuts do. They do contain Omega 6's though. :wink:
Jc - I'm puzzled - in your regimen thread you say that you avoid all fats including nuts... have you made an exception for almonds?
Posted 27 May 2004 - 11:20 AM
Posted 28 May 2004 - 01:59 AM
those are my magic weapons for omega-3 B)
btw: you need omega-6, omega-6 is divided into 2 compounds one what gives you infections and one that reduces and minimalize infections. try to search the internet about GLA
your getting there
Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:58 PM
just eat a serving of almonds a day and a serving of walnuts also
i take 3 teaspoons of flax seed oil as well
i dont mess around with th the fish oil do to the tcb's and other toxic stuff...