5 Ways to Get in Omega Balance

By EatingWell Editors, May/June 2010

Easy tips for a better Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio.

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2. Swap your oils.

To limit omega-6 fats, use olive oil whenever possible; it’s naturally low in omega-6s (about 1.3 grams per tablespoon). Canola, peanut and sesame oils provide moderate amounts of omega-6s (2.7, 4.3 and 5.6 grams per tablespoon, respectively). Avoid soy, corn, cottonseed, safflower and sunflower oils, which are packed with omega-6 fats (7-plus grams per tablespoon).

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