tuna > salmon ??? (omega 3s)
- 01-13-2004, 03:25 AM
tuna > salmon ??? (omega 3s)
does one or the other contain more omega 3s? i was wondering if eating a certain amount of canned tuna or salmon would be adequate. since i've gone my whole life without a good deal of omega 3s i figure it isnt beneficial enough to spend month on as a supplement alone. the same could be said about creatine and what not but what i'm trying to say is omega 3s don't have a lot of priority. am i misguided?
- 01-13-2004, 04:39 AM
- 01-13-2004, 12:33 PM
01-14-2004, 02:26 PM
Oil is always better since one tbsp equals 14g fat. What you should be aiming at, in terms of Omega 3's is a 1800mg : 1200mg of EPA to DHA, at least IMO...Which is normally around 10 fish oil caps
And salmon has more EFA's then tuna
01-19-2004, 06:25 AM
canned fish products have very little omega fatty acids; the high heats used in the canning process destroy most of the beneficial fats.
also, fish oil > flax oil. fish oil comes in beneficial form; EFAs in flax are converted out of the existing product, at an unpredictable rate, before they're usable.
personally, I eat omega eggs, put flax oil in my protein and oatmeal shakes, and take fish oil caps, along with eating fresh salmon or swordfish at least once a week.
02-14-2004, 12:42 PM
johnnywallace: ...along with eating fresh salmon or swordfish at least once a week.
Swordfish, huh? I've eaten fresh salmon (not canned...family friend in Alaska sent it to us right off the boat) all my life, but never swordfish (only at restaurants). Where do you get it? And also, how do you usually cook it? Steamed, maybe?
02-14-2004, 03:24 PM
I've cooked swordfish in many ways ... baking swordfish is pretty common. pan frying, with or without a batter, is pretty common too. however, I've recently discovered the gourmet joy of putting my swordfish in a rotisserie basket -- THE BEST WAY TO COOK ANY MEAT, period.
02-18-2004, 03:46 PM
invest in a george foreman grille
it should be in the house of every bodybuilder.
marinate some salmon for a bit..throw it on the GF..and bang..some good eatin man
03-21-2004, 04:22 AM
Sorting Foods By Its Omega-3 Content
Table two lists foods sorted by their decreasing Omega-3 EFAs content. The table also indicates
to Omega-6 EFAs contents in grams per 100 grams edible portion and the Omega-6 EFAs to
Omega-3 EFAs ratios.
From table 2 it comes into view that flax seed oil and cold ocean fish (salmon, sardine, herring,
chinook), and shrimps have the best Omega-6 EFAs to Omega-3 EFAs ratios and with the
exception of the later, the highest Omega-3 EFAs content.
Omega-3 Omega-6 O6/O3 ratio
flax seed oil 59.14 14.00 0.24
salmon oil 35.98 4.34 0.12
sardine oil 25.85 5.04 0.19
borage oil 25.00 37.50 1.50
oil, cod liver 20.67 1.87 0.09
flax seed 18.12 4.32 0.24
oil, canola 9.30 20.30 2.18
Nuts, walnuts 9.08 38.10 4.20
wheat germ oil 6.90 54.80 7.94
soybean oil 6.80 51.00 7.50
italian salad dressing 3.30 24.60 7.45
Salmon, farmed 3.16 0.74 0.24
Salmon 2.29 0.26 0.11
herring 1.98 0.44 0.22
chinook 1.83 0.25 0.14
soybean margarine 1.50 19.40 12.93
anchovy 1.49 0.15 0.10
Butter 1.18 1.83 1.55
lard 1.00 10.20 10.20
halibut 0.85 0.09 0.10
bluefish 0.83 0.23 0.27
shrimp 0.63 0.03 0.05
olive oil 0.60 7.90 13.17
Table 2 - List of some foods sorted by their decreasing omega-3 EFA
content in grams per 100 grams edible portion. The table also indicates to
omega-6 EFA content in grams per 100 grams edible portionand the omega-
6 to omega-3 ratios.
there's more check it out
03-21-2004, 10:40 PM
03-22-2004, 10:20 AM
03-22-2004, 11:04 AM
03-22-2004, 07:43 PM
nah that works for me...gas grill is always first choice...mine has to be "rebuilt...got blown across my yard over the winter..it was a huge one too, had like 50mph winds or something that day..I woke up and my grill was killed and we just bought it last summer...
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