Lifestyle food habits affect the omega-3 and omega-6 EFA eaten by individuals.  The habits lead to a wide range of EFA balance in body tissues. For balance in health and wellness, THE TISSUE IS THE ISSUE. A good approach to effective preventive nutrition is RECIPE REPAIR.

Diverse lifestyle food habits – Omega-3 and omega-6 fats compete for “shelf space” in the HUFA of tissues. The balance for different ethnic food choices differs from 15% to 85% omega-6 in HUFA: Greenland (30%), Japanese (50%), Mediterranean (60%), and American (80%).

Human food habits depend on what food is available in the immediate environment.

Changing food habits in the 20th century neglected the consequences of HUFA Balance.

Genes affecting HUFA formation differ for African-Americans and European-Americans

Plan to eat 20 different foods every day: use Omega 3-6 Balance Scores as you NIX6 while you EAT3. Seafoods often have very positive scores.

Food Oils: Omega 3-6 Balance Scores – Pay careful attention to the 3-6 balance score of salad and cooking oils. Added oils in prepared foods are a main source of excessive omega-6 intakes.

Balance Scores for  Prepared/Processed Foods and other food groups – Be alert! The amounts of omega-6 added to processed foods have increased greatly in the last 60 years.

Updated January, 2018