View Full Version : Almonds

Jonas Lind
11-05-2006, 07:11 AM
How much almonds can I eat before the omega6 oils messes with me. I'm currently supplementing 3-4g of omega3 a day.
I like almonds.

Neal Winkler
11-05-2006, 08:07 AM
One almond has 122mg of n-6, and zero n-3. So, you can figure from there how many almonds you eat, how scewed your ratio will become.


Craig Cooper
11-05-2006, 08:38 AM

complete fatty acid profile of an almond

kevin mckay
11-05-2006, 09:03 AM
what is the ratio supposed to be?

Jonas Lind
11-05-2006, 12:36 PM
Thanks. I guess I'd better cut som volume on the almonds...

Neal Winkler
11-05-2006, 01:21 PM
Kevin, the n-6:n-3 ratio is supposed to be about 2:1, although I have also seen 1:1 in the literature.

Robb Wolf
11-06-2006, 02:07 PM
Pecans are a nice alternative in this regard...or jsut take more fishoil.

Scott Kustes
11-06-2006, 02:58 PM
This is probably another area where cycling is important. I cycle through pecans, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, and Brazil nuts. Basically I buy a couple pounds of one, when it's almost gone, buy a couple pounds of another. I don't so much have a set plan as I just try not to buy the same thing each time. From some research, even the highly acclaimed walnut has a 4.2 n6:n3 ratio...it looks like those of us with a high fat intake need quite a bit of fish oil to help balance it out because all nuts, avocados, and oils seem to be pretty unbalanced.