DASH diets and similar (Esselstyn) advise against oil and yet high Omega 3 (eg through oil) is supposed to be protective for strokes and heart disease etc. Is Omega 3 not included in 'oils'?
Oils: DASH diets and similar (Esselstyn... - Cholesterol Support
Olive Oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are important in preventing cardiovascular disease and are particularly high in oily fish such as salmon and flax seed oil. There is currently debate about how much omega-3 versus omega-6 one should have in their diet. oliveoilsource.com/definiti...
man made oils and rapeseed oil contain higher percentages of Omega 6
Ok, but I certainly wouldn't rely on getting your omega 3 from olive oil as it only contains a TINY amount and it also contains way more omega 6 than 3, which is not good!
Oily fish first and then Flax for omega 3, IF you can effectively convert the ALA in Flax to DHA.
I am confused and conflicted by advice availability. I was strict Esselstyn diet for 6 months when I discovered I had to have a bypass. But after CABG op was encouraged to eat more protein so reintroduced fish and lean chicken. Now I have also reintroduced olive oil on lunch salads with sardines, so I think I am more the traditional Mediterranean diet. Have recently attended a few conferences on LCHF and Keto and now reaxmining again the best strategy. I take milled flaxseed every morning on my oats - Esselstyn recommends as good source of omega 3.
Yes it is confusing. Oats are advised against by some owing to high omega 6 and carbs. Flaxseed against owing to low absorption...this is featured elsewhere on Health unlocked