Walnuts and Omega-6

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Charles Day

12 Oct, 2016 07:08 PM

Now that I've started using the Rosedale diet I've been studying up on fats and am a little concerned about polyunsaturated fats and my Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio. Walnuts are often recommended for high fat diets but they very high in Omega-6, as high as other 'bad' nuts, seeds and oils. Yes it does have Omega-3 as well, but it is ALA which doesn't convert well. Should I be limiting my walnut intake or am I being overly cautious?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 12 Oct, 2016 07:35 PM

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    Hi Charles, perhaps a bit too cautious but would be watchful about your protein limit. One must count/include the protein from nuts in their daily intake. It is easy to grab a handful of nuts and have them ate before realizing it.

    Are you using Dr. Rosedale's Book

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

  2. 2 Posted by Charles Day on 13 Oct, 2016 02:34 PM

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    Thanks, Ken!

    Yes, I do have the book. My protein limit is 90g per day based on the calculation from the book which gives me some room. With Omega-3's being so hard to get and Omega-6's being so plentiful I wanted to have some form of balance. I plan to start supplementing with Cod Liver Oil which should help.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 13 Oct, 2016 07:27 PM

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    Hi Charles, you must be a pretty big guy, that is a lot of protein.

    Are you large framed, tall or a body builder?

    Do you have a certain body weight goal?

    • Here is a good   Protein Chart   based on Dr. Rosedale's formula ...

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

  4. 4 Posted by Charles Day on 14 Oct, 2016 12:36 PM

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    Thanks again, Ken.

    I must have been doing the calculation wrong. I was doing my body weight divided by two plus 10 g since I do lift weights 4-5 times a week. 70g is probably more appropriate based on this chart and closer to what I'm actually eating in a given day.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 17 Oct, 2016 09:40 PM

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    Thanks Charles, have a good one.

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