Lower Your Inflammation by Understanding 20:1 Ratio

Lower Your Inflammation by Understanding 20:1 Ratio

omega-3-omega-6-ratio1Most researchers agree that a large portion of our inflammation is caused by Essential Fatty Acid (EFAs – omega-3, 6 & 9) consumption. Our bodies are incapable of producing these fats so, we are completely dependent upon dietary sources for these essential nutrients.   While most people have heard of the healthy omega-3 fats found in fish, wild game and green leafy vegetables, many people do not understand the power of omega-6 fats and its role in the promotion of chronic disease.

Omega-3 fats turn inflammation off while omega-6 fats turn inflammation on.  Most people with low inflammation have a ratio range of omega-6:omega-3 around 1:1 up to 4:1.  However, the average person is usually inflamed to the degree of 10:1 up to as  high as 20:1 in many cases.

This means the typical person is 10-20X’s more inflamed than they should be by health standards. To lower your inflammation avoid Omega-6 fats and increase omega-3 fats. This step can help you in reversing or preventing chronic disease including diabetes, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis or to improve brain function and cognition. Lastly, omega-9 fats are typically anti-inflammatory and found in olive oil, many nuts and avocados.

Foods to avoid: Inflammatory omega-6

  • Grains & Wheat Products
  • Cereals, Pastas, Breads & Bagels
  • Beans, Legumes & Lentils
  • Seeds & Seed Oils
  • Corn & Corn Oil
  • Sesame, Sunflower, Soy & Peanut Oil
  • Grain Finished Fatty Meat
  • Farm Raised Fish
  • Most Processed Oils
  • Packaged Foods

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