Safflower oil

by Mobear
(Ohio)

I've recently been working on eliminating omega 6 oils from my diet and using olive oil in its place.

Now, I'm reconsidering because of this info on safflower oil.

Here is a link to some research being done on safflower oil http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/bodycomp.htm.

Since I am a diabetic, I am very interested in the effect safflower oil appears to have on fasting blood sugar levels.

I was wondering if you have any info on this.

I would continue to make my mayo using olive oil which I really like.

What is your opinion of my using the safflower oil for my Italian salad dressing?

Thanks so much for the mayo and Italian salad dressing recipes they are very good.

Comments for Safflower oil

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 30, 2011
Free Healthy Diet Plans
by: Misty

Hello Maureen

Thank you for your question! As I read the article, I see that no other changes were made to dietary lifestyle and my concern is the following statement:

"We'd love it if women could use diet, activity and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle to manage their health. But most will probably be on oral medications for the rest of their lives for managing their diabetes and metabolism, which is fine as long as the medications work. We think there's a chance that nutrition can complement medication and help drugs work even better."

It really can be better than the above statement. Too many that I have worked with if not completely debilitated by diabetes have in fact been able to discontinue medication.

While we do need omega 6 fatty acids, we do not need to obtain them through dangerous rancid oils. Supplementing with them is a dangerous long term decision.

Omega 3 fatty acids Maureen have shown to provide superior long term cellular health most particularly when we're talking about diabetes. These are the oils that will protect the cell membrane.

I would continue to utilize olive oil for your salad dressings and obtain your omega 6 fatty acids from whole vegetables.

The safest oils for the human body include:

Olive Oil
Butter
Rendered Animal Fats
Coconut Oil

Macadamia nut oil is a nice treat but can be expensive.

In Good Health
Misty

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask Misty.