June 23, 2009

Health Tip: No More Vegetable Oil

If you are going to accomplish just one health task today, it should be to throw out all the vegetable oil in your kitchen. It is one of the unhealthiest things you can have in your home.

Vegetable oil is loaded with Omega 6 fatty acids, which throws off your Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acid ratio. When you overload your system with excess Omega 6’s, as they are found in vegetable oil, it throws off the ratio in your body causing a great amount of inflammation throughout your body. Inflammation can lead to almost any disease, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and depression.

Replace vegetable oil with extra virgin olive oil for anything with low to no heat. If you are cooking anything above 110 degrees (to the point it will steam) use coconut oil.

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