We’ve talked a lot about Omegas. So let’s look at some omega ratio specifics in foods.⠀
👩🏻🏫This graphic has a lot of information. Let me walk through some of it.
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratios
🤯Now I know at first glance since ideal omega 3:6 ratios should be 4:1, then (gasp!) pork ribs should not be consumed and are worse than margarine (in terms of ratios!). But we must peel the layers of this fascinating area of nutrition.⠀
Consider these areas:⠀
☝🏼All foods depicted are in the same serving size of 100 grams. 100 grams of margarine is far more than 100 grams of pork.
⚖️Ratios don’t mean everything in ONE food. I’d eat pork spare ribs ANY DAY over margarine. Yes, the ratios are lower in margarine but LOOK at HOW MUCH Omega-6 margarine has over pork ribs. If you look back at the chart from yesterday, it’s because soybean and canola oil have omega-3s. Does this mean those oxidized oils are good omega-3s? You decide.⠀
🍞Let’s look at carby foods. While saltine crackers don’t have that bad of omega ratios, look at the glycemic load in the same serving. 305 GRAMS OF CARBS for 100 g? And it still has 3 times the amount of omega-6 than spare ribs. Crackers… I wonder what kind of oil is used… Saltine crackers are the most popular food eaten by pregnant women during the first trimester—the thought is that any form of nutrition that can be stomached is better than none. But is it?⠀
🌾 I don’t even need to explain oatmeal. PLEASE STOP THE OATMEAL! I keep saying this. I don’t know who made it a superfood… it. really. isn’t. at. all.⠀
🧀Cheese: Cheddar cheese and cheese products seem the same in terms of omegas but they are not. See the difference in the omega counts per the same serving size. Additionally, cheese product has 12g of carbs. It is not the same food nor the same nutrition. Stick to real whole foods.
🏆Meat Heals. Carnivore Rules. For your convenience, I’ve included the nutritional breakdown graphics. Swipe to see.⠀
Eat real whole foods. Your body will take care of the rest.♥️🍗