View Full Version : EFA recommendations

12-26-2002, 03:16 PM
I'm looking for a good EFA oil that I can mix in my protein shakes and does not need to be refrigerated. I plan on keeping this at work for my protein shakes and it's too darn far to walk to the fridge so flax seed oil is out. I'm thinking olive oil but I'm wondering if there's a better choice.

12-26-2002, 03:58 PM
You set on oil? Eat some peanuts.

Saint Patrick
12-26-2002, 04:56 PM
Olive oil is good for monounsaturated fat, but not for EFA's. I agree w/ shao-lin, eat nuts. I keep some in my desk at work, and snack on them throughout the day.

12-26-2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Shao-LiN
You set on oil? Eat some peanuts.

eating peanuts doesn't give you enough of the right EFAs.

Tman: if you looking for non-refrigerated, then your probably looking at extra virgin olive oil as being your best bet. However, keep in mind, your not gonna get any omega-3s from that oil, so I wouldn't rely on it solely, unless I was eating a lot of fish.

Saint Patrick
12-26-2002, 05:04 PM
Tman - you might wanna look into Safflower Oil. Not sure if it has to be refrigerated, but it has a good Omega breakdown.

12-26-2002, 05:12 PM

Here is a list of some foods and the EFA breakdown. Hope this helps.

12-26-2002, 05:38 PM
EFA's shouldn't be exposed to air. Most fish oil caps oxide even inside plastic containers as these aren't totally impermeable to air. I recomend you take cod liver or salmon oil, botled in glass, and don't carry it around in plastic containers.

12-27-2002, 03:28 PM
What about trying some Flax Seeds as you don't have to refridgerate them. Also walnuts are good in Omega 3 as well.

12-28-2002, 05:00 AM
Yes, walnuts are the best choice and their highly caloric too.