Oils: Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy

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Covid-19 is running wild, like that of Hulk Hogan and the Hulkamaniacs of the late 80’s-early 90’s, making this subject matter of utmost importance and relevance.

The irony of this whole pandemic is the majority of people that are terrified of Covid still consume foods with harmful ingredients – like processed oils – making Covid-19 an actual threat to their health, compared to those under 65 with no underlying symptoms, who are eating and living healthy, who are at no real risk of the virus. Instead of fearing a virus that takes us away from actual healthy lifestyle activities (socializing, exercising, light exposure and nature), how about we remove the toxic garbage from entering our digestive system, starting with the worst culprit of all, inflammatory processed oils.

Remember, it’s not the virus that’s killing most people under the age of 65, it’s how our body responds to the virus. This response is due to the foods and lifestyle choices we’ve made and are still currently making.

Below, I outline oils to avoid, and oils we should be consuming more of, for a heart healthy life.

Avoid these oils

Reducing chronic inflammation in the body is necessary for good health. Chronic inflammation is a leading cause for heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, some cancers and autoimmune diseases. These oils in particular are inflammatory due to their high concentration of omega 6 fatty acids and the degree to which they’ve been processed.

The average recommended North American diet is 2 omega-6’s to 1 omega-3’s (anti-inflammatory), unfortunately, the actual average North American diet is 20-60 times more omega 6’s than omega-3’s!!

List of bad vegetable oils:

  1. Conola oils
  2. sunflower oils
  3. soybean oils
  4. corn oils
  5. palm oils
  6. Grapeseed oils

These oils are terrible for us, yet are commonly found in salad dressings we buy and in the processed foods we purchase. These oils are nutrient deficient and when excessive amounts of these omega 6 dense oils are consumed, they can increase appetite and slow the rate at which the body burns fat, causing weight gain and chronic health issues.

Sugar, although bad for us, is at least the easiest macro nutrient (carbohydrate) to burn, whereas the bad fat in oils are much more stubborn to use as an energy source.

in a nutshell, stop eating these!

Eat/use these oils: List of Good Oils

Oils that contain monounsaturated fatty acids – healthy fats -are anti-inflammatory, and can contain polyphenols (chemicals that protect cells in the body). These oils are rich in Omega 3’s, which again, aid in reducing chronic inflammation and tension in the body. Below is a list of heart and brain healthy oils.

  1. Extra virgin Olive oil (staple in the mediterranean diet [full of nuts, seeds and healthy fats – used by some of the healthiest populations in the world], full of fatty acids and antioxidants to protect us from cell harming free radicals); Studies on the Mediterranean diet show that Olive oil can help prevent heart disease. In one major study, it reduced heart attacks, strokes, and death by 30%-
  2. avocado oil (rich in oleic acid – a heart healthy fat ; excellent source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins
  3. coconut oil (contains MCT – Medium chain Triglycerides – body uses them from the liver as a quick source of energy or turns them into Ketones {disease fighters, brain strengtheners); increases energy expenditure
  4. Natural Organic Butter (holds a fair amount of Monounsaturated fats; rich in CLA [conjugated linoleic acid] which reduces body fat, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and modulates immune and inflammatory responses as well as improves bone mass. Butter is also rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals

In order for us to optimize our health, we need to avoid the bad oils, and consume the good oils, this is clear. To make this a reality, use the good oils to cook with (avocado and butter are the best for high heats), replace bad salad dressings with bad oils with homemade salad dressings full of olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. The substitutions are not hard to make, they just take the awareness, education and some discipline to make them happen. You have 2/3 of these now, go find that discipline and reap the rewards.

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