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The reason you read and hear so much about the essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids these days is because, as far back as the early 1980s, nutritional scientists figured out that the balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids in animal bodies had a dynamic impact on their health. Scientific research revealed that the fatty acid balance by weight in the membranes of cells should be approximately 1:1 -- one Omega-6 to one Omega-3. They also noted that grain, grain-based foods, grain-fed livestock products, nuts, most seeds, and many fruits are loaded with Omega-6 while they are critically deficient in the important Omega-3 fatty acid. This imbalance leads to body failure which is another word for chronic disease. Unfortunately, whenever you read or hear about the Omega-3 Fatty Acids, rarely are you told about the imbalance of fatty acids or that most of our food is the cause of the problem. This disconnect is one of the great travesties of the modern information age.
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To optimize body and brain function most foods consumed must cover three critically important parameters.
● Be low glycemic. High glycemic foods are foreign to body function and cause weight gains and fungal issues that negatively impact the body. ● Eat foods that are low in Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) and higher in Omega-3 EFAs. Seek a 1:1 ratio. A balance of 2:1 or less is critical for an effective nervous system, strong immunity, and better brain function. ● Eat nutrient dense and diverse foods. A diet heavy on nutrient lite foods can not significantly contribute to the needs of the body?
The first table below is a summary of the food groups in the analysis. In the tables below it are the particular foods in each group. The data utilizes a four-ounce (113.4g) serving size for all foods. The headings are: glycemic index, glycemic load, milligrams of Omega-6 EFA, milligrams of Omega-3 EFA, the EFA ratio, and the all-important Omega-3 deficit number. Next are fat, net carbs, protein, and sugar as a percent of the nutrients in the food. The last column is the estimated comparative nutrient diversity and density with 100% being best.
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Corn is a seed produced by an annual grass plant. It is similar to the seeds produced by these other popular annual grasses: wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice, etc. The harvested seeds from these annual grass plants are called grain. Basically all of them have the same negative nutritional values as corn in only slightly varying degrees. Therefore none of them are fit for human consumption! Here is why.
The Omega-3 deficiency in America's food is primarily due to grains, oils from grains and nuts, and some other foods made plentiful by inventive agricultural pursuits. But that is only one of the many nutritional imbalances found in grain.
This article about corn's nutritional value (first version written in 1999) only introduces the story about what is wrong with America's food. It is a big story involving all grains, whole grains or milled grains, organic or not. It is not common knowledge. Yet nutritional scientists have been pounding the table with this story since the late 1970s. On this Website there are many additional articles and sources of peer-reviewed scientific reports that clearly illustrate how the chemical composition of grain is foreign to all animal bodies. The initial research dates back to the 1970s!