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Too much of a good thing?

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2007/06/14 17:27:24 (permalink)
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Too much of a good thing?

Suddenly realised that my oily fish consumption is getting ever higher. I think my diet is pretty well balanced (it's very slightly different to that laid out in the 1st post of my journal - link below - but that's essentially it). I reckon I get thru 2 tins of red salmon (small tuna tin size), a pack of smoked mackerel strips and 3-4 tins of pilchards a week.

I'm not as up to speed on this as I feel I should be so am not 100% confident as to how 'fine' it is. We all know oily fish is, in essence a good thing but I have something in the back of my mind saying not over XX amount.

Am I way off track here?

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    Red Bull
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    RE: Too much of a good thing? 2007/06/14 17:36:01 (permalink)
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    Drab... sorry i mean Dirty vest, I don't think you have excessive amounts there anyway mate, the amount of oils in salmon are slim compared to mackeral pilchards etc.
    I eat at least 3 packs of mackarel filletts a week too. I would imigaine if your fat content gets too high from an overall diet perspective it may be a prob but otherwise i personally wouldnt worry,

    interested to see other opionions
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    Lucky_jim
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    RE: Too much of a good thing? 2007/06/14 17:55:29 (permalink)
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    Dr Berardi recommends to start off with 6 to 10 grams of fish oil per day and possibly move up to 3 to 6 grams combined EPA and DHA.

    The amount of oily fish consumption looks fine to me.

    IMO tinned salmon is relatively low in omega 3 fats in comparison to fresh and other sources of oily fish.

    No idea about pilchards though
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    RE: Too much of a good thing? 2007/06/14 18:39:52 (permalink)
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    Cheers guys. I didn't think it would be a problem just couldn't be 100%.

    Fat content wise..... no worries, I love my fats

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    RE: Too much of a good thing? 2007/06/14 19:16:06 (permalink)
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    move up to 3 to 6 grams combined EPA and DHA.



    yes that is a lot

    calories would be my only issue in terms of nutrient dense food like oily fish

    if it was good enough for the inuits......
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