Omega 6 fatty acids are essential to our health, but too many unhealthy sources of omega 6 can provide a diet for fatty liver health problems.
The worst sources of omega 6 are polyunsaturated cooking oils such as sunflower, soybean, safflower, corn, and vegetable oils.
Most people are suffering from an Out of Balance Ratio in favor of the omega 6 fatty acids and a severe shortage of omega 3.
Sources of omega 6 are found abundantly in our modern and processed food's diet. This has lead to a diet for fatty liver problems you would most likely expect to see in an Alcoholic - yikes!
Create these problems.....
Omega 6 polyunsaturated fats have replaced almost all other fats in our baked goods, chips, dressings, etc.
An excess of omega 6 fats is damaging to your liver and is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And this is starting to become a big problem for Americans.
Too much omega 6 can also lead to an overproduction of inflammation producing hormones and this will cause severe health problems for your whole body.
Another huge problem is that Omega 6 and Omega 3 both compete for a common enzyme in the conversion process.
Also, your body must convert Alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3) and Linoleic acid (Omega 6) into the more beneficial fatty acids like EPA and GLA, and this will require vital nutrients from your body or diet.
Very High in Omega 6
Cottonseed Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Corn Oil, Sesame Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Safflower Oil, and Grape Seed Oil
English Walnuts, Black Walnuts, Pine Nuts, Sesame Seeds, and Sunflower Seeds
Moderate in Omega 6
Avocados and Olives
High in Omega 6
Canola Oil, Peanut Oil, Margarine, Chicken Fat, and Flax Seed Oil
Peanuts, Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, and Chia Seeds
Moderate in Omega 6
Olive Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Avocado Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Lard, and Goose Fat
Bacon, Pork Chops, Conventional Eggs, and Chicken
Oats and Corn
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