17 February 2012

typical low carb - pufa

Typical LoCarb diet:
Bacon, Eggs, Cheese,
Ground Beef, Green Beans,
Avocado, Chicken, Nuts,
Mayo (or salad dressing)
Heavy Whipping Cream

This is a typical LoCarb Diet with minimally processed
and minimally prepared foods: Single ingredients recipes...
The pufas only go up from here!

23 grams of PUFA
With a 13 to 1 ratio!

23 x 9 = 207 calories from pufa...
[PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids]
About 10% of the total calories...
Which is OK... but far from ideal!

20:5 n-3 (EPA) is 9 mg...
22:6 n-3 (DHA) is 142 mg...
How did we ever live?

The results of my informal survey are coming in:
Most people don't care what a PUFA is.
They never even took time to answer the questions!
(That's ok - that IS the answer I was looking for!)
Some people don't know what a PUFA
Others don't think they need to limit them.
Or even the Omega 6's.

Only 3 or 4 Nurses take Omega 3 supplements...
Not one of them limits Omega 6.
In fact, they serve them and love them.
With Fake Fat Dressings....of course...
(Most of my Nurse Peers are on Low Fat)

Ah..... to be continued!
Link to the original survey HERE...


  1. I MIGHT get 5 grams of total PUFA a day now...
    And on good days, about 800 EPA and about 800 DHA

  2. Girl I read your survey but I haven't a clue. I don't take vitamins other then calcium. I eat a fairly well rounded diet of fruits, veggies, meats and diary plus my whole grains. I try really hard to limit the sugars to the natural kind and I don't use my oils in my baking or cooking but what I do use is olive oil. I did buy almond butter to replace my peanut butter but it's gross so not sure what I'm going to do. I know Anne this doesn't answer your question but I don't know what PUFA is or EPA or DHA.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend.

  3. what does pufa mean? No clue whats going on here. Is there something else we can't eat because of it????

  4. i dont think I'm smart enough to limit pufa's!! PLus my husband might leave me if I put one more limitation on him, he is already annoyed and sneaking burgers at work (he will not discard the bun and in fact loves big macs for having an extra bun.) Such is my life.

  5. Nancy - PUFA is poly unsaturated fatty acids.... it does seem pretty limiting...
    *sigh* We are all learning together! :D


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