Parents–you need to pay attention to what I have been trying to tell you–it is important for your kids health as well as your own. But let me tell you–this Dr is only partly right–2 servings of typical white fish–probably fried will not do it without learning how to avoid the high intake of omega-6 that is typical in the US. That might reduce the ratio from 10 to 1 down to 9 to 1, but it needs to be 1 to 1 or even a little less! To get your ratio down to 1:1 you really need to learn where the omega-6 is coming from and reduce your intake of omega-6. Read the Oil Change Diet and learn!
Columbus, OH – 9/13/2013
In the first study to closely examine the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake among U.S. children under the age of 5, Sarah Keim, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has found what might be a troubling deficit in the diet of many youngsters. The study, published online today by Maternal and Child Nutrition, used data on nearly 2500 children age 12 to 60 months from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
PUFAs are essential to human health. A proper ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 PUFAs plays an important role in cell function, inflammation, eye development and neural functioning. However, the ideal dietary intake of PUFAs for young children is unclear. Knowing that infants often receive significant amounts of key PUFAs through breast milk and infant formula during the first year of life, Dr…
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