This is The Truth: Vegetable Oils Are BAD For Your Health
I keep talking about this… and I know many of you may not believe it, because we’ve been using vegetable oils for so many years.
You can drastically improve your health and weight by eliminating vegetable oils from your cooking.
What are vegetable oils?
Vegetable oils are extracted from seeds, germs or beans, such as corn, sunflower, safflower, soybean, or rapeseed (canola oil).
They are one of the most unnatural “foods” you can find and were brought about by industrialization in the early 1900s.
Vegetable oils are PUFAs, which stands for Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acid. So why are they so bad….
4 Reasons Why Vegetable Oils are Bad for You
Vegetable Oils Contain An Unnatural Amount Of Omega-6 Fats.
We are now eating so many vegetable-oil-laden products in our deep fried foods that the average person has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of around 20:1 when it should be 1:1.
Vegetable Oils Are Unnaturally Produced, Highly Refined And Extracted Using Heat And Chemicals
The thing is, vegetable oils are Factory-processed through measures of high heat and extreme pressure, exposing the oil to all sorts of oxidative damage and polished off with chemical solvents.
Vegetable Oils Contribute To Excess Inflammation in your body.
While inflammation is a natural, protective part of the body’s immune response, it’s only protective in low doses. When you constantly put your immune system in a state of attack, you can put your body into a chronic state of inflammation. So why is this a problem…
Over time, this can cause:
host of diseases, including diabetes, cancer
Many Vegetable Oils Are Hydrogenated And are filled With Trans Fats
PUFA’s are the worst when they are partially or fully hydrogenated. This chemical process takes place in factories and it’s used to make PUFA’s solid at room temperature and to have a longer shelf life. Trans fat is the artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened to make margarine, vegetable shortening.
If Vegetable Oils are Bad For You, What Oils Should You Use?
Here’s a summary of the healthy oils you should be using for your cooking.
Tallow/ Suet (beef fat)
Lard/Bacon Fat (pork fat)
Duck or Chicken Fat
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
If you want to know more on the health benefits of these oils, this article on Healthy Cooking Oils provides additional evidence-based info for you.
I really hope this has helped de-bunk some serious myths about the vegetable oils we commonly use.
Let me know in the comments if this was useful to you.
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Talk Soon, dearies!