Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Your Health
There has been much discussion and debate over the years about the ideal (healthy) ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids. These are the essential fatty acids (EFA) that you need to ingest for optimum health. The typical American diet is severely deficient in omega-3 EFAs and heavy on omega-6 fatty acids.
Here’s a link to a scientific abstract for a research paper at a site by the US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health. Keep in mind this is only the summary (abstract) for the paper. But it’s an authoritative source that provides important information about this topic.
You’ll see what real science is thinking in terms of the role of omega-3 EFAs in chronic and serious disease conditions. And you’ll have a better idea about the ideal ratio of omega-6/omega-3 EFAs.
No worries, it’s not too scientific, and you’ll be able to understand the main points. (And it’s not too long, either.)
Enjoy and tell me what you think – post a comment!