What is this number?
A food's Omega Balance Score reveals its estimated impact on the
relative proportions of omega-3 and omega-6 fats in your cells.
The "omega balance" of your overall diet directly determines the
corresponding omega balance in your body, which affects basic health.
For optimal health, people should consume omega-6 and omega-3 fats in
roughly equal amounts … and no more than three times as many 6s as 3s.
Most Americans eat far too much omega-6 fat, so it's generally wise to fill
- Foods with Positive Scores raise the proportions of omega-3s in your cells.
- Foods with Negative Scores raise the proportions of omega-6s in your cells.
- Foods scoring 5 or less (+ or -) have a minor effect on your omega balance.
- The scores on fatty foods matter more than the scores on lean foods.
your diet with foods bearing Positive Scores above +5 (i.e., + 6 to +300) and
to limit your intake of foods bearing Negative Scores below -5 (i.e., -6 to -300).
Fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, and sablefish) Scores range from +25 to +60.
Shellfish and white fish (e.g., cod and halibut) Scores range from +10 to +30.
Click here to learn more about Omega Balance Scores … and for quick
tips to help achieve a more healthful "omega balance" in your overall diet.
NOTE: The amount of omega-3s per serving is shown in the
Nutrition panel located under the Nutrition Facts tab on this page.