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The typical Western diet contains too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 fatty acids. To change that balance, try to swap some foods in the first category for those in the second.

OMEGA-6–RICH FOODS
Eggs
Poultry
Margarine
Corn, sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils
Most commercial baked products

OMEGA-3–RICH FOODS
Fatty fish such as salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, and sardines
Green, leafy vegetables
Walnuts
Olive, canola, flaxseed, and walnut oils

 

 

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