Vegetable oils

(also known as seed oils)

Quick summary of the science :

Fats are not created equal. Some fats promote our health positively while others increase our risks of heart disease. The key is to replace “bad fats” with “good fats”.  The trouble is, the “good” fats are seen as the  “bad” fats.  Vegetable oils ARE NOT a healthy choice.

Vegetable oils (and margarine) are oils extracted from seeds like the rapeseed (canola oil) soybean (soybean oil), corn, sunflower, safflower.

Olive oil is not considered to be a vegetable oil

Man being pinned down on the couch by drops of sunflower oil

Not MOVING as much as you should? It might not be YOUR fault

Being sedentary i.e. not moving enough, is a big health issue. TV remotes, cars, obesity are all blamed, but the real culprit, might be what you ate for dinner

Inflammatory eicosanoid climbing down DNA ladder propped up against a margarine tub

Margarine is a bigger menace for blacks than whites

Margarine is a member of the omega-6 tribe, it creates arachidonic acid which mediates inflammation. But how much is produced depends on your tribe.

A women serving fish dinners to two doliphins

Margarine won’t help metabolic troubles, but margaric acid will

Dolphins living among humans, develop metabolic syndrome, since they’re not eating a high carb diet, carbs can’t be blamed. Margaric acid is the problem…

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If you count bodies, not cholesterol levels, vegetable oils are deadly

Substituting vegetable oils for saturated fat, definitely lowers your cholesterol levels. But does this protect your from heart disease ? In a word – NO.

chicken mayo sandwich with an anandamide character showing piece sign

That “healthy” chicken and mayo sandwich is making you FAT

Odds are, your dietician and doctor, would give your lunch, an A rating, but there is one, small problem with your sandwich…… it’s heavy in omega-6 PUFAs….

fat rat sitting in front of a pile of soy beans

There is something “ROTTEN” in soybean oil

Despite their cholesterol “benefits”, soybean oils have been shown to be obesogenic and diabetogenic in rodent systems……… what is the problem ?

Vegetable oils belong to the family of polyunsaturated fats.

There are two important variations of polyunsaturated fats : omega-3 (fish oil) and omega-6 (vegetable oil). Click on the button below to learn more about omega-3s.

NB. Fats are not “the enemy”. To improve your metabolic health you want to aim CANDY FLOSS.

CUT the carbs & ADD protein, fat and fibre.

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