Polyunsaturated Omega 6
Why is Vegetable Oil Unhealthy?
Yes, this one surprises the heck out of everyone! Most commonly referred to as polyunsaturated omega 6 vegetable oils, these Industrial Seed Oils have replaced our beloved butter.
Why is vegetable oil unhealthy?
Those so called heart healthy polyunsaturated omega 6 spreads that are constantly promoted are implicated in:
It's not just limited to the above list either. These polyunsaturated omega 6 oils are a foods to avoid because as lipid (fat) research shows, these oils are unstable when subjected to oxygen, heat and light. They become rancid and oxidized. Now these oils are obviously unstable when isolated from their plant sources. Our cells are lined with a phospho-lipid layer and vegetable oils can mimic the saturated fat that is supposed to be there causing issues with permeability. Good stuff (nutrient) doesn't get inside the cell and bad stuff (sluffed cell and hormones) does not exit the cell.
Heart disease is now known as an inflammatory disease and if you can follow me here, by eliminating these dangerous unhealthy oils, you will greatly decrease your heart disease risk. Yes, the very oils touted by your health care professional in fact, contribute to heart disease. Can you believe that???
Nutrition is an Elective in Medical School
Elective meaning not required and I challenge you to quiz your primary care physician as to their nutrition education when they recommend that you eliminate cholesterol on the plate.
So, getting back to my reference in inflammation. The human body needs a balance of Omega 3 to Polyunsaturated Omega 6 fatty acids. These are called essential fatty acids or EFA's, meaning the body does not make them, they are necessary to obtain through diet and must be in a particular intake ratio.
Are you still with me?
Good Deal......Let's move on then
We need a balance of no more than a 1:3 ratio. That is, Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acid balance. Yes, that's a 1 for Omega 3 and a 3 for Omega 6. Currently, the SAD (Standard American Diet) hold your hat.....is comprised of more than 1:50! Yes, 50 being the Omega 6 number. No wonder more than 700,000 Americans are diagnosed with heart disease every year!
To help you better understand this equation and its relationship to heart disease and other inflammatory diseases:
Omega 6 Fatty Acids are Inflammatory
Omega 3 Fatty Acids are Anti-Inflammatory
Visualize the omega 6 fatty acids causing inflammation while the omega 3 fatty acids work like a fire department to calm inflammation. We have a special class of fatty acids called eicosanoids and these are build hormone like substances in the body that are pro and anti-inflammatory.
Yes, it's all about balancing the body!
Let me get to the oils that should be unhealthy dangerous foods to avoid!
READ YOUR LABELS AND LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING BIG 5 FOODS TO AVOID:
The Big 5 are:
While some polyunsaturates are known to promote health, the mass advertised oils above are not in the healthy poly class at all.
........I can always spot the person who eats plenty of saturated fat and lower carbohydrate. They are lean, their skin is beautiful and glowing with very few obvious aging signs and very little cellulite. That was one of the things I noticed with my own skin, wrinkles had all but disappeared, I maintain a tan without countless hours in the sun and I have very little cellulite at 46! Your dangerous foods to avoid list should include the following and don't forget, butter is the perfect food........
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