Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More

26 comments on “How to Get More Omega-3 Fatty Acids into Your Diet

  1. It all depends where they live and how contaminated the water is (with mercury). For example, places in Asia and South America still use DDT as a pesticide. When it rains the DDT goes to the ocean and the plankton feed off the contaminated water, and the small fish eat the plankton, so they become contaminated too.

  2. i didnt do it but hey who teh fuck cares about them?
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  3. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89(5). n-3 fatty acids receiving the most attention are derived from fish: EPA; 20:5n-3 and DHA; 22:6n-3. Limited data are available on plant n−3 ie ALA; 18:3n-3. Meta-analyses suggest EPA and DHA supplementation do not provide additive cardiovascular protection beyond standard care. No data exist on EPA, DHA or ALA supplement benefits for people already consuming vegetarian diets. There's insufficient evidence to recommend n−3 supplements for cardiovascular protection

  4. 'Omega 3 counteracts our insanely high omega 6 diet'
    I'm aware of the imbalance in 'our diet'. n-3 supplements may treat deficiencies but so far evidence shows antioxidants work best in conjunction. There are other antioxidants (100s) not mentioned here and some other antioxidants ALSO decrease inflamattion but the narrow focus on n-3 overshadows this.
    'so when we eat meat'
    This has been established. And by consuming even more meat u are limited in absorbing other antioxidants from plants.

  5. The AI for omega 3 (n−3) is 1.6 grams/day for men & 1.1 grams/day for women" Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2005). Blueberries, raw (148g) = Total n-3 fatty acids 85.8mg, n-6 = 130mg
    Source: USDA SR-21.
    85.8mg = 0.0858 g x 12 = 1.0296
    148 g x 12 = 1776 g = 1.776 kg.
    That is if you ate nothing else. There is no shortage of omega 3 in fruit and the ratio to omega 6 is better. Yet n-3s are just one of 100s of antioxidants in fruit, unlike meat.

  6. 'we should ALSO eat more green..'
    I'm not saying people 'should' or 'should not' eat more. The issue was when u deviate from a natural plant diet by consuming animals, then u get into a game of trying to 'balance diet' and available evidence indicates lower fat is generally healthier as apes don't require more than 3-5% and the higher ratio of n-3 to n-6 is healthier, found naturally/generally in fruit too. u may supplement to treat an imbalance but supplements are treatments not life promoting

  7. Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79.
    In the prevention of CVD, a ratio of 4/1 was associated with 70% decrease in total mortality. A ratio of 2.5/1 reduced rectal cell proliferation in patients with colorectal cancer, whereas a ratio of 4/1 with the same amount of omega-3 PUFA had no effect. A ratio of 2-3/1 suppressed inflammation in patients with arthritis and a ratio of 5/1 had a beneficial effect on asthma patients, whereas a ratio of 10/1 had adverse consequences.

  8. 'Spinach has an n-3/n-6 ratio of 0.19. Mangos and papayas = 0.38 and 0.24. Lettuce =0.41.

    There is no issue in general w/fruit and lettuce regarding n-3. Some people get into a game trying to treat diseases caused by meat, narrowly focussing on just 1 antioxidant (n-3), erroneously believing more is better while heme Fe, uric acid, neu5Gc in meat are oxidative in themselves and ignoring thousands of other antioxidants in fruit ie vitamin C, lycopene, Cyanidin-3-O-β-glucopyranoside, etc

  9. Fish has heme Fe- a source of oxidative stress.
    Uric acid is the end product of purine degradation..foods rich in purines contributes to the total pool of uric acid'Curr Pharm Des. 2005;11(32):4133-8.
    seafood consumption is associated with higher serum uric acid'Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Jan;52(1):283-9.
    Mulberry extract ameliorate inflammation in arthritic rats..attenuation of uric acid production by intake of mulberry elicited protection against inflammation'J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):431-5.

  10. @katexatexcake

    True that certain Fish have higher levels of Mercury, but also most meats have preservatives, a lot of saturated fats, and no Omega 3 at all…which is a lot worse for your health.

    So take a Mercury free Fish Oil supplement everyday or go to Japan where the seafood is fresh 🙂

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