Omega Bites

May 22, 2009 1:17 pm

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

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

Source URL: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/nutrition-exercise/nutrition/essential-fatty-acids-in-health-and-disease/omega-bites/


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