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Old 11-05-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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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.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20nl.html
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcom...st_nut_edit.pl

complete fatty acid profile of an almond
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:03 AM   #4
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what is the ratio supposed to be?
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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Thanks. I guess I'd better cut som volume on the almonds...
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:21 PM   #6
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Kevin, the n-6:n-3 ratio is supposed to be about 2:1, although I have also seen 1:1 in the literature.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:07 PM   #7
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Pecans are a nice alternative in this regard...or jsut take more fishoil.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #8
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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.
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