August 29, 2007
The typical American diet contains 20 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s, when the ratio should be four to one or even two to one. Consuming significantly more omega-6s than omega-3s can increase your risk for depression and inflammatory diseases like heart disease.
It’s important to balance out these polyunsaturated fats in your diet. Unless you are pregnant and thus more vulnerable to heavy metal contamination, you can best boost your consumption of omega-3s by eating each week 2 servings of coldwater fish – like salmon or trout. Omega-3s are also found in ground flaxseed and walnuts too.
Posted by Lisa at August 29, 2007 1:37 PM
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