Monday, March 3, 2008

Why You Should Be Paying More Attention to your Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio...


I've just finished reading a very interesting book, Susan Allport's The Queen of Fats. I ran across this book by way of reference in Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. If you've been reading any of Pollan's work lately, you'll probably find this book fascinating, as Pollan himself did. Allport explores the role that Omega-3 fatty acids (such as alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) play in the western diet; more specifically, the research leading to the discovery of Omega-3s, why the importance of these fatty acids has been ignored by the FDA and USDA in recent decades, and how we can (as well as why we should) re-incorporate them into our diets. It's a quick read, and I would encourage you all to pick it up at your local bookstore or library and give it a look when you get a chance...

3 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for the nice review which popped up on my google alerts. I thought you'd also be interested in this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIgNpsbvcVM

tommy said...

Thanks for the link, Susan. Loved the shot of the baby working on his Powerbook in his crib!

susan allport said...

http://www.prevention.com/cda/article/the-vanishing-youth-nutrient/6dec72fe5deb2210VgnVCM10000030281eac____/news.voices/in.the.magazine/september.2009.issue/0/0/1


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