So, I have read that Americans tend to have an unnaturally and detrimentally high ratio of omega-6s to omega-3s. Citation: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/e...t=Citation
Sometimes, there's a Zone recipe where I really don't want to add the extra bit of fat. For something like olive oil on a salad or avocado on chili, I definitely like the monounsaturated fat source. But sometimes, there will be a recipe, like say a fruit smoothie that includes nuts, where I don't really get anything out of that particular fat source.
When that happens, often I will substitute fish oil softgels for the ingredient in question. So instead of adding 3 macadamia nuts to my smoothie I'll just take 3 fish oil pills. I figure that since our diet is already so high in omega-6s, largely due to our grain-fed livestock, the more fat that I get from fish oil, the better, right?
So can I sub fish oil for monounsaturated fats? Or is this a bad idea?