Eating oils loaded with omega 6 can abnormally alter our tissue saturation which then creates an inflammatory process throughout our entire body.
Ideally we should have a tissue saturation ratio of one omega 3 to three omega 6 (1:3). Eating processed vegetable oils high in omega 6 has caused the ratio to balloon out to 1:30 in the modern western diet and is a major cause of inflammation and heart disease.
Here's what to do;
Χ AVOID oils high in omega 6 and introduce oils that have a more ideal omega 3:6 ratio.
Χ We do not recommend Flaxseed oil as it has a propensity to be unstable, rancid and potentially harmful to health. We don’t recommend Hemp Seed oil as it has the wrong ratio of omega 3:6.
- The best omega 3 oil for optimal health is either Cold-pressed Sacha Inchi or Chia Seed oil. Eat these oils daily to help correct the omega 3:6 balance.
- Olive oil can also be used as it does not contain much omega 3 and 6, therefore will not aggravate the problem further.
The table below will show you a quick and easy comparison of the most common omega 3 oils available.
Sacha Inchi Extra Virgin Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Chia Seed Extra Virgin Oil
|Essential Fatty Acid Profile||
Omega 3 – 56 %
Omega 6 – 24 %
Omega 9 – 8 %
Omega 3 – 55 %
Omega 6 – 20 %
Omega 9 – 13 %
Omega 3 - 18 %
Omega 6 - 55 %
Omega 9 - 11 %
Omega 3 - 56 %
Omega 6 - 17 %
Omega 9 - 6 %
|Antioxidant Rating||High in naturally occurring antioxidants including all 8 factors of vitamin E as well as vitamin A.||
Low in Antioxidants.
Flax seed oil is easily oxidized, and rapidly becomes rancid unless refrigerated.
Even when kept under cool conditions, it may have a shelf life of only a few weeks.
Take care when an unpleasant odour is detected. Rancid oils can cause cancer.
|Low to moderate levels of antioxidants. Contains some beneficial amounts of vitamin E.||Moderate levels of antioxidants.|
|Stability at room Temp.||2 years||Few weeks||Few weeks||2 years|
|Rancidity Factor||Very Stable||High Rancidity||Medium-High Rancidity||Low Rancidity|
|Other Uses||Excellent Face and Body Oil (high in vitamin E)||Traditionally used as a furniture polish.||Good face and body oil when used fresh.||Excellent Face and Body Oil. Very mild and pleasant smell which vanishes as soon as you put it on.|
|Traditional Use||Inca and pre Incan staple food to current day. Skin tonic and ancient cosmetic.||Not used by any ancient culture as a food. Some use in Europe in the middle ages but more traditionally used to treat wood.||Historically used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.||Used by the Aztec since pre-Columbian times as a very important food source.|
|Omega 3-6 Ratio||Ideal||Ideal||Low in omega 3, too high in omega 6.||Ideal|