Did you know you’re surrounded by one of the most harmful oils in the modern diet?
It’s in your fridge, pantry, and all over your grocery store.
While small amounts are actually necessary for health, large amounts cause a cascade of biochemical events that result in harm to your body.
What is it?
It’s soybean oil. By some accounts, Americans consume 28 billion pounds of oils annually, and 65% is soybean oil. Half of the soybean oil is hydrogenated.
Soybean oil promotes chronic inflammation which negatively affects your heart, brain, and entire body. And, it’s not the only harmful oil for which to watch.
Avoid soybean oil at all costs. Make Keto Zone Ginger Dressing instead.
Nutrition Info (per 1 Tbsp): 52 calories, 6 gm fat, 0 gm net carbs, 0 gm protein
Why are concentrated omega-6 oils and soybean oil a rising concern?
Two words: Processed foods.
Processed foods generally contain the cheapest ingredients possible in order to keep profit margins as high as possible. Cheap soybean oil is associated with declines in:
How can you avoid this dangerous cheap ingredient at all costs?
Be diligent. Here’s how.
5. When taking omega supplements, use supplements that contain only omega-3s, NOT omega-3 and omega-6 complexes. These complexes were first designed to deliver a healthy omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, but did not consider that most all modern diets are already overloaded with omega-6 fat! There’s no need to add more.
Experts believe that a diet with a ratio of 2:1 omega-6s to omega-3s has historically been the healthiest. That is, for every 2 grams of omega-6 consumed, 1 gram of omega-3 is consumed. However, this is almost impossible in modern times, and a ratio of 4:1 is a good goal (4).
Unfortunately, most Americans ratio is between 12:1 to 25:1!
Adding more omega-3 foods and supplements will certainly help your health and ratio. But, only to a certain extent unless you also work to decrease omega-6 intake.
What about the whole foods from which these harmful oils are derived? Like nuts.
While all nuts contain omega-6s and should be consumed in moderation, they do not contribute to the omega-6s nearly as significantly as their oils. Whole nuts’ fiber, protein, and other whole food nutrients slow the digestion and metabolism of the fats. They have redeeming healthful qualities.
Soybean oil does not.
Be diligent in removing soybean oil from your diet, as well as other highly concentrated omega-6 harmful oils. Make as much food as possible at home using healthy oils, look at all ingredients in processed foods, avoid fast food, and supplement with a high-quality omega-3-only supplement.