Why Are Seed Oils Bad for You?

Posted by Nicole Moore on

So why are seed oils so bad for you anyway?

Seed oils, sometimes known as vegetable oils, have become a staple in many kitchens and households as a cooking oil and ingredient in various processed foods. But despite their popularity, seed oils have recently come under fire for their impact on health.

Seed Oils are Inflammatory

The major issue with seed oils is their high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids. While Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids and play a role in a variety of physiological functions, an excess of them can cause imbalances in the body. This is because Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory, while Omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect. When the body has too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3, it can lead to an increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune disorders.

Seed Oil Production is Toxic

Another big problem with seed oils is the production process. Have you ever seen a video of canola oil being concocted? It looks like they are creating motor oil out of sludge. Many seed oils are produced through high heat and chemical extraction processes, which can lead to the formation of harmful by-products such as trans fats. 

No bueno!

Trans fats have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems. Have a look at your favorite snack pastry. As delicious as they are, I'm sorry to say that they are full of trans fats.

To top it off, many seed oils are also high in calories, which can contribute to serious weight gain and obesity. This is particularly concerning when these oils are used in high amounts in processed and packaged foods, which are often consumed in large quantities by people oblivious to their calorie content.

Alternatives to Cooking with Seed Oils

To some people, seed oils may seem like a convenient and healthy option, but they are actually not the best choice for human flourishing. To maintain a healthy and balanced diet, you should limit the consumption of seed oils and instead opt for healthier oils such as tallow, olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil. 

Have you ever had french fries cooked in real tallow? McDonald's vegetable oil fries cannot compare! Cooking with truly healthy oils is a real lifestyle change because it takes awareness and personal responsibility.

The incentives for large industrial food corporations are aligned against your family's health. If you want to feel better, it's up to you to make it better. Fortunately, it tastes better too!


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