Fat Sources

October 12, 2009

There were a lot of great questions in response to the last post.  Starting tomorrow, I will give more complete answers to those questions.  Today however, this post touches upon a question about which foods contain the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  Here’s an incomplete list of food sources in which these oils can be found.

Sources of omega-3 oils are flax, hemp seed, canola, soy bean, walnut, and dark-green leaves.  In addition, many types of fish, including salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and other cold water marine animals are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Sources of omega-6 oils are safflower, sunflower, hemp, soybean, walnut, pumpkin, sesame, and flax.  Also, meats and other animal products contain omega-6 fatty acids.


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15 Responses to “Fat Sources”

  1. Vicki says:

    I do love reading posts that tell you what kinds of foods are good to eat instead of those that say eat well. I love almost any fish – salmon being a favorite. When ever we travel someplace where it is fresh is the best.

  2. Kate McKeon says:

    delicious advice! If there were an easier way to prep the food so I could just walk into my kitchen for grab and go, I’d be all over it. Right now though even 30 minutes of prep time is a luxury.

    I miss cooking!

    Mastery and Team Building, Kate McKeon

  3. This is perfect Darryl. This is just what I was looking for: Not only which ones are which but what I need to eat to get them naturally! Thanks for helping!

    Lisa McLellan, Child Care Expert
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  4. But where’s the bacon? I love bacon.

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  5. You are a great resource.

    Robert Martin

  6. Lisa says:

    Great! I was hoping you would tell us which were O3s and O6s,


  7. Keri Eagan says:

    Your list is helpful, thanks Darryl.

    We buy our nuts wholesale too. Cheaper and fresher.

    I’m focusing on omega 3’s to make sure I get those. What about omega 9’s? Should I be concerned with those?

    Keri Eagan
    Anything Alternative

  8. Rob Northrup says:

    What is your feeling on Fish Oil capsules as a way to supplement?

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  9. Martin says:

    Helpful list – thanks.
    John’s comment reminded me of a film set in the future in which they’ve found out that smoking is actually good for you!! Can’t for the life of me remember what the film was called, but definitely not PC in this day and age.

  10. Great list and it is always helpful to come here.
    Wondering if you could get the chance to touch upon iron deficiency? My 7 year old just got tested and iron is very low. Would love to know more about diet and possible causes.

    Jen Battaglino
    The Harwood Center – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  11. Pam Schulz says:

    Great list – Thanks!

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  12. John Ho says:

    Nuts are good source of good oils / fats.

    First time, we get some nuts from a wholesales.
    Much fresher than what I get from the local markets, let alone from the supermarkets.

    In 20 years’ time, we’ll find that we regret NOT taking enough good saturated fats and the young ones REGRET listening too much music with ear plug s via mobile devices and talking too much on the cell phones.

    John Ho
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  13. Katie says:

    No one with a Western diet needs to be concerned with Omega 6. We get so much Omega 6 especially relative to the Omega 3s that you should concentrate on adding Omega 3s and just not even worry about 6s.

    The imbalance of 3/6 means we aren’t absorbing the benefits of Omega 3s. You’ll get plenty of 6 from the same sources as the Omega 3s.


  14. Thanks now I know what to look for

    Jose Escalante

  15. Lynn Lane says:


    Good list for that needed fat source.

    The research on good fats like omega -6 and omega-3 is massive and shows that we do need this fat in our diets.

    I wonder what % of Americans eat any of the foods on your list in a week?

    Lynn Lane
    The Warrior Of Success



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