Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio

The more I read, the more I realize just how out of balance the ratio of Omega-3’s are to Omega-6’s in the typical U.S. diet, and just how much that effects over-all health. Paleo has brought me closer, lowering the Omega-6’s and raising the Omega-3’s to a respectable level, but I still have work to do. I’ll be focusing a lot more on adding anti-inflammatory foods with high levels of Omega-3’s and low levels of Omega-6 fatty acids to my diet.

Adding flax seeds to a daily smoothie, lots of leafy greens like spinach, and incorporating chia seeds into my diet, should help get my ALA level on track. The larger challenge will be be getting my EPA and DHA balanced. Adding local free-range organic eggs and eating wild-caught Alaskan salmon will be the first step.

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