A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that 90 percent of the polyunsaturated fats consumed by Americans are Omega-6 fats. The ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats in our typical diet is between 20 to 1 and 50 to 1. Historically, the ratio was closer to one to one.
However, since the start of the Industrial Revolution, there has been a huge shift in the ratio of Omega 3 and 6 fats in our diet. The result of this discrepancy is an epidemic of diseases of fatty degeneration, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Meanwhile, the average person is clueless this problem exists.
In order to prevent or reverse disease, it is important to improve your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. To do this, begin by eliminating bad fats from your diet, including all hydrogenated oils such as margarine and all vegetable shortenings.
Also eliminate canola, corn, soy, sunflower, peanut and safflower oils from your diet; all of these are too high in Omega-6s. Be sure to check labels on foods you buy at the supermarket as many, if not most, contain hydrogenated oils.
For foods that supply Omega-3s, eat fresh fish, real eggs and meat. Farmed fish and farmed animals are fed grains and their ratios are unhealthy. One of the reasons why eating beef can cause disease is because grain-fed beef has the wrong fatty acid ratios.
Make-believe, supermarket eggs also have the wrong ratios and are unhealthy, whereas real organic eggs are healthy to eat. Real beef is also healthy; organic, believe it or not, grass-fed beef has an even better fatty acid ratio than fish. To put good fats in your diet, substitute coconut oil.
High quality fish oil is also an option.
One thing that is not an option is continuing to eat a typical American diet that is so deficient in nutrients, it is guaranteed to make anyone sick.