Seed Oils – Why Should We Eliminate Them from Our Diet?Sep 20, 2022
From stir-frying to deep frying and sautéing to baking, we use seed oils in all kinds of cooking excessively.
Packaged foods we consume, like frozen items, salad dressings, canned foods, etc., comprise a high proportion of seed oils.
Some Doctors and Nutritionists have prohibited the unwarranted use of seed oils as they can impose infinite harmful effects on our bodies.
Are you wondering which oils are should you use if seed oils are this bad?
Let's go over the details together!
What Are Seed Oils?
Seed oils are extracted from the seeds of plants rather than fruits. After being harvested, the seeds are heated at extremely high temperatures resulting in the oxidization of fatty acids.
These commonly used seed oils contain a high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), i.e., Omega-6.
What Makes Seed Oils Dangerous?
So, this extensive oil extraction process results in highly refined oil with almost zero nutritional value.
Using these seed oils in excessive amounts can result in various life-threatening diseases like inflammation, coronary heart disease, accumulation of toxins in the human body, cancer, Alzheimer's, and many more.
Seed Oils and the Sun
The consumption of seed oils accumulates the PUFAs under your skin. Now we totally love our omega's, but unfortunately, too much Omega-6 fatty acids can cause inflammation. You can still use Omega-3 fatty acids like olive oil.
The Ultraviolet radiations from the Sun strike the skin and form free radicals. These radicals attack the PUFAs and result in inflammation. This condition can lead to collagen degradation and sunburn.
What Are The Oils To Avoid?
Consider eliminating the following oils from your diet as they are rich in omega-6 content and can harm the body in various ways.
- Rice bran
- Cotton seed
- Grape Seed
What Are Safe Oils?
The good news is that not all plant oils are unhealthy and dangerous. There are still some alternatives that are excellent for your body. These include;
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil
- Grass-fed butter and ghee
- Peanut oil
Consider switching your seed oils to the safer versions mentioned above.
At Organic Muscle, we ensure familiarizing our people with all detrimental ingredients you use daily. Start making little changes in your life by replacing seed oils with healthier oils!
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