02.01.12 l Day 18: Omega This, Omega That.

We’ve bested the half-way mark of the EAD / CFAH / CFAX 30 Day Paleo Challenge and reports from the field continue to be positive, and we have new people joining in weekly. Keep up the dedicated effort, everyone!

Lots of questions over the past day or so on Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids. The bottom line on this topic is that the typical Western plate is buckling under the weight of an imbalance between these two essential fatty acids, and it takes conscious effort to regain balance.

Our bodies require both Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids, just in a different ratio than most people consume. Some studies suggest that many Americans consume a ratio of 10-20:1 of Omega 6s to 3s … far less desirable than the 1-4:1 ratio many believe supports optimum health.

If you’re curious as to how your current plate composition stacks up, log your food for three days at PaleoTrack, a free food journal for the Paleo afficienado; one of the features is an Omega fatty acid calculator. Also reference the Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids Snapshot we prepared for your reference.

Today’s Question: What is the best thing someone in your life has done to support you since you started the 30 Day Paleo Challenge?

Food For Thought: We All Have Choice. Eat For Your Mitochondria.

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