The Tricks of Polyunsaturated Fat (Ep. 4)
Polyunsaturated fats have become popular in recent times. Why is that? Large company marketing tricking the world into believing they are better for you. They are supposedly “heart healthy” because they lower cholesterol. Ancel Keys played a key role in the country-wide scare of saturated fats.
One category of polyunsaturated fats that is especially troubling is “vegetable oils.” They are not really vegetable oils. They are seed oils that require a lot of processing to make. They use that term because it sounds healthier – but I assure you they are not healthier. You should avoid them to the best of your ability.
They have a high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats, which causes inflammation and leads to other health problems. They also form into harmful oxidation products because of their high reactivity. Vegetable oils break down both while your cooking and while they are in your body. Read more about the problems of vegetable oils in addition to this podcast by following the link to our article on it below. We have all our scientific resources and studies there.
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