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High Omega 6 Foods, Omega 6 Sources

High Omega 6 Foods, Omega 6 Sources, Omega 6 Foods List

High Omega 6 Foods & Omega 6 Sources

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Omega 6 Sources / High Omega 6 Foods List

Our nation's food supply has changed dramatically in recent generations. Today, the typical American diet contains far too many rich omega 6 sources from foods high omega 6 foods, and too omega 3. This omega 6 to omega 3 imbalance is associated with increases in whole body inflammation since omega 6 fats tend to be pro-inflammatory while omega 3 are anti-inflammatory. 

To reduce whole body inflammation, a principle of the Gene Smart Anti-Inflammatory Diet is to increase consumption of omega 3 fats while reducing high omega 6 foods in your diet.  You can do this by learning the top omega 6 sources from our inflammatory foods list and choosing fewer high omega 6 foods

This strategy will increase your Omega 3 Index and reduce your Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio, both measures that you can check with our unique Omega 3 Home Blood Test Kit.

Know Omega 6 Sources & Limit High Omega 6 Foods in Your Diet

High Omega 6 Sources Guide

Along with increasing consumption of certain omega 3s by eating fish containing high levels of the omega 3s EPA and DHA, and consuming a premium quality omega 3 fish oil supplement; the best way to reduce your Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio is to use our inflammatory foods list to learn the leading omega 6 sources and limit high omega 6 foods from your daily diet. 

As you limit foods made with rich omega 6 sources, replace them with low omega 6 foods. You can also tailor recipes by replacing high omega 6 food ingredients & oils with low omega 6 food alternatives.  Our convenient high omega 6 foods list provides important information about omega 6 sources, and is avaialble as part of our free healthy eating guide.

Omega 6 Sources

Omega-6 Fat 

(% of total fat)

Linoleic Acid 

(milligrams)

Ratio of Omega-6
to Omega-3 Fats

High Omega 6 Foods: OILS

 

(Per Tablespoon)
     
Safflower Oil

75

10,149

77:1

Grapeseed Oil

70

9,470

947:1

Wheat Germ Oil

55

7,450

8:1

Corn Oil

54

7,280

46:1

Walnut Oil

53

7,190

5:1

Cottonseed Oil

52

7,020

234:1

Soybean Oil

51

6,940

8:1

Vegetable Oil

58

7,850

8:1

Sunflower Oil

66

5,410

180:1

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