Is flaxseed oil good for you to add a little fat to your diet? I take fish oil twice daily, but i need a little more fat. Can you have too much flax?
Are there any other things i can take to increase fats?
It is good to have a variety of fats in your diet, so yes Flaxseed oil is fine.
There are lots of fat sources Nuts, avacado, olive oil.
Cheers IainDaniel. Will add some olive oil too.
Flaxseed oil is fine to take. For healthy fats along with fish oil supplementation, yuo can try almonds, Peanut Butter(I prefer the taste of Natural PB over the other kinds,) avocados. They are all good sources of heathly fats.
Yeah i take all kinds of fats. Many times when i eat Eggyolks, lean beef,salon or turkey i dotn have to worry abotu supplementing. But i take in Avacodos, Flax oil, Fish oil, Natty Peanut butter, Olive oil(bertilo's light tasting).coconut oil
I read in Men's Fotness i beleive,m with Chris Cook on the front Cover, That the best time to take Flax is before bed. It supposed to increase fatloss. I didnt see the research so if i dont see the research im sketpical but i tryed it last night and i might continue to try it.
pumpkin seeds are a very good source of EFA and they are good for salads.
I started eating unsalted sunflower seeds several months ago. Just a small handful a day. Then I bought the salted/roasted kind and I'm eating about 5 ounces of them a day because they taste so good.
sunflower seeds are a great source of omega 3 but you need to have a good intake of omega 6 as well, 5 ounces is a lot and to much omega 3 can block the absorption of omega 6 and salt is very bad for blood pressure.Originally Posted by MegaCalf
Thanks, Britishbulldog. I'm taking fish oil capsules but probably not enought to counter the sunflower seeds if they supply too much omega 3 in relation to omega 6. Yeah, the salt can be bad so I'll have to cut back or get unsalted. I usually don't eat salty foods and because these roasted sunflower seeds taste so good I may be overdoing it. I started eating the roasted salty ones because the I wasn't eating enough unsalted/raw ones and now.....Originally Posted by brittishbulldog
Sunflower seeds are a great source of n6 not n3
most north american diets are in excess of n6 in comparison to n3. I think the Ideal ratio is 2:1 of n6:n3
Any roasted seed or nut, ususally has an impact on the EFA.
How about sunflower oil?
Sunflower oil is a good source of n6. woth trace amounts of n3
what is n6 and n3 and are these realy needed in a healthy lifestyle or do we consume them though other foods, and what foods?
n6 and n3 are omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids.
And yes they are important in a healthy diet.
Rumor has it that too much flax seed oil might be associated with prostate issues. Just to be on the safe side, I only take two capsules a day.
Fish oil, on the other hand - I take one capsule every time I eat something.
But just to provide some fat to the body, I wouldn't use flax or fish. Olive oil, avocado, peanut butter - all of these are good "regular fat" sources.
Don't really now if you can have too much. I imagine that too much of anything isn't really that good for you, but how much Flax are you taking that would be considered too much?Originally Posted by jaydee
I also was wondering if you could take too much fish oil. Everyday regularly I take at least 9-10 of them. I wonder if thats too much sometimes as well.
Yes you can take too much Fish oil.
9-10 caps a day should be fine.
Excess fish oil supplementation causes blood thinning, and could impact glucose levels.
There is an oil blend, called (something like) Udo's Choice, that is supposed to provide EFAs in the right ratios. I have a homebrew recipe somewhere, and I think it amounts to mixing only two oild together - but that it just my recollection and make not be right. I'll see if I can find it.
Udo's is great supp. Assuming you have your diet in check.
Most have quite a bit more n6 in there diet, there for supplementing with n3 is beneficial to get that ratio of n6:n3 back closer to 2:1 or around there
So how much fish oil would be too much?Originally Posted by IainDaniel