At Capacity Coaching we are all about eating smarter. We are not into diets or fads we are into what scientifically has been proven to be factual about food.
One of the key topics at the moment is understanding Omega 6 and Omega 3 balance in your diet. Most agree that Omega 3 is an important part of your weekly intake of food. If, however you are like me, who doesn’t eat fish, you will have look for alternatives sources.
So, we then look at Omega 6 in relation to Omega 3 and the research suggests that the ratio should be somewhere between 1:1 up to 5:1 (Omega 6 to Omega 3). The research also suggests that many people have a ratio far higher – up to 15:1. The problem with ratios this high is that with too much Omega 6 it causes inflammation and chronic inflammation may be one of the leading drivers of the most serious modern diseases, including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's and many types of cancer.
Scientists believe omega-6s are pro-inflammatory, while omega-3s are anti-inflammatory.
One of the key contributors to the high ratio is the amount of vegetable oil in our food. Now here comes the bad news. Vegetable Oil is prolific in food. Why? It’s cheap. Even some of your healthier snacks have vegetable oil in it. Check out Rice Crackers, Peanut Butter, Mayo and you will all have vegetable oil.
So, we think reducing Vegetable Oil from you weekly food consumption is essential. We have been doing it for the past month and we all agree there is a massive change in our gut health and our clarity of mind.
Can you get tested, Yes! How accurate is the test? We are still checking it out but my results suggested I was a tad high and that I would benefit from reducing Trans Fat from my food. That’s a wise decision anyway for general health.
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