WHAT IS BEST METHOD OF OVERCOMING THIS OMEGA 3 IMBALANCE?
If you are not prepared to make radical and permanent changes in your diet to include food high in omega 3, the most immediate answer would be omega 3 supplements such as GateWay. Today, the ratio of omega 6/omega 3 is between 10-20:1 in Western Europe and in North America, whereas during evolution it was 1:1. Our current diet (Western diet) is characterized by an increase in total, saturated fat, trans fatty acids, and the omega 6 EFA; a decrease in the omega 3 EFA, the antioxidant vitamins C and E, and calcium and potassium; and an increase in sodium intake. The change in the EFA balance came about because of the indiscriminate recommendation to substitute vegetable oils. i.e., corn oil, safflower, sunflower, and cottonseed oils, for saturated fat since 1960. These vegetable oils are very high in omega 6 fatty acids and very low in omega 3 fatty acids. Corn oil has a ratio of omega 6 / omega 3 of 60:1 and safflower oil 77:1. In addition, because farm animals are grain-fed, their carc