Fight the Bad Guys – How to Reduce Omega-6 in Your Diet


Reduce Omega 6 Sources, omega 6 badOur nation’s food supply has changed dramatically in recent generations.  Today, typical American diets contain far too many rich omega 6 sources from high omega 6 foods, and not enough omega 3.  Many people wonder, is omega 6 bad for you? Overwhelming scientific evidence has shown that this omega 6 to omega 3 imbalance increases whole body inflammation since omega 6s tend to be pro-inflammatory while omega 3s are anti-inflammatory.  Fight the omega 6 “bad guys” in your daily diet. Keep reading to find out how.

The shift in the ratios of which type of fats we eat that has taken place in the last hundred years is truly radical and very scary.

For hundreds of thousands of years, hunter-gatherer humans consumed an estimated ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids of 2:1. These ratios were maintained for over 100,000 generations, until the Industrial Revolution. Then—unbelievably—in just three short generations, everything changed.

Reduce Omega 6 Sources, omega 6 bad

This radical change in our food supply is causing a surplus of chronic inflammation in our nation, leading us to inflammatory conditions including heart disease, asthma, arthritis, IBS, allergies, and more.

To reduce whole body inflammation, a key strategy of the Gene Smart Anti Inflammatory Diet & Exercise program, increase your omega 3 consumption while reducing high omega 6 foods in your diet by learning 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 which can be checked with the Gene Smart Omega 3 Index Home Blood Test Kit.

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 “bad” foods from your daily diet.  This can be accomplished by limiting foods made with rich omega 6 sources, seeking low omega 6 foods instead, and tailoring recipes by replacing high omega 6 foods & oils with low omega-6  alternatives.   Check out our convenient High Omega 6 Sources Guide, developed to provide important information about how to reduce omega 6 sources to support your anti inflammatory diet.

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