Seed Oils Not As Healthy As You Think
If you thought that seed oils such as sunflower, safflower, grapeseed oils, etc were good for you, think again! These are the worst oils you could imagine.
These oils contain very high linoleic acid, or Omega-6, and little to no alpha linoleic acid, or Omega-3, in comparison.
These oils have replaced the traditional lard, butter, beef tallow of yesteryear as a “heart healthy” option.
Yet, as it turns out, the saturated fat in the “fatty” oils act as a protectant against things like inflammation, which is very harmful to the human body.
Without this protectant, all kinds of disorders have been on the rise, such as Type-2 diabetes, and all kinds of inflammatory illnesses.
If these seed oils were so beneficial, then why is all the data pointing to exponential rises in all these diseases, and still rising?
What About Cholesterol?
The reason is that the public has been brainwashed into believing that cholesterol and saturated fat are the leading causes of heart disease and nothing could be further from the truth! (See: The Great Cholesterol Myth, Revised and Expanded)
I could write pages and pages about this alone but you can do your own research on that. There is plenty of it out there.
In short, getting cholesterol tests over and over again is useless. What you really should be getting tested for, and most likely have not been, is insulin resistance and inflammation.
The only time doctors test you for insulin resistance is when you have already been diagnosed with diabetes. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?
Back to the seed oils we have been told is healthier for us…
Saturated Fats Acts Act Protectants
It is true that trans-fats contribute to heart disease, but saturated fat should not be painted as the boogeyman of fats, the way it has been. The body actually needs good saturated fats to function properly.
Even extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), my personal favorite, is not as good as I once thought. It is very high in Omega-9, high in Omega 6, with a trace of Omega-3, and no saturated fat.
I still think EVOO is good but it needs to be eaten the right way, in moderation, and best when raw and uncooked. I used to always cook with EVOO and that is the worse thing because not only am I destroying the good nutrients that the oil does have but I am also oxidizing the oil itself, making it unhealthy and toxic for the body to absorb.
Avocado Oil is a lot like olive oil but it is mostly monounsaturated and has a higher smoker point. This makes it a better option for pan frying or sautee. Avocado oil also has a small amount of polyunsaturated and saturated fats, which protects it from heat, hence the high smoke point.
Anything that you cook with should have some saturated fat in it to protect you from oxidation. (See: Healthiest Oil For Deep Frying)
The best oil for deep frying is coconut oil as it is over 90% saturated fat and very low in Omega-6. It does not contain any Omega-3 either but you can supplement that with a wild salmon supplement or a quality Omega-3 equivalent.
Seed oils are actually terrible toxins rammed down the throats of a gullible American public. It turns out that all natural, pasture-raised butter, lard, and beef tallow for cooking were not that bad after all!
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To learn more about why seed oils are actually unhealthy, see the video below…