I am surprised about how little O3 I actually get...I am glad I can get it through vegetables (who would of thought they had fats!), but I eat quite a bit of meat, and the amount of O6 I get from meat doesn't catch up with the amount I get from veggies. I guess I should just replace an entire meal with like 10 cups of spinach, an acre of broccoli, and a flaxseed oil catheter, and then bathe in fish oil before I go to bed.
I found this neat link that graphically shows the absolute omega 3 and 6 values in a serving of food. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9mNHNOMqaqM/S ... aphFix.jpg
Anyways--this thread has inspired me to keep track of how much O3 and O6 I am getting. Anyone have any good links to a good food database that has this information? I think nutritiondata.self.com is a decent source--but I was wondering what you folks used.
Where did you get the idea that you can get a significant amount of O3 from vegetables? You don't have the digestive system for it. Cows can make it from grass, salmon can make it from algae. In fact, it can only come from plants but it need to be concentrated in animal fat to be useful to us. Walnuts and flax contain ALA which can be converted to the type we need but to a very small degree. You should count plant O3 at about 1/20th the potency of animal O3. By all means, eat spinach. broccoli and kale but the O3 is a bonus.