The #1 thing you can do right now for your health is actually very simple. Stop cooking and using Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid’s (PUFA’s). With this I’m referring to vegetable & seed based oils such as canola, peanut, soybean, and other vegetable oils.
Why do people think vegetable based oils are good for you?
In the 70’s there was a study done that showed that PUFA’s were good at lowering cholesterol. The only issue is, having a lower cholesterol isn’t really that good for you. Low cholesterol leads to higher mortality rate, suicide/depression, increased violence, and reduced recovery rate from heart failure. The medical industry has cholesterol all backwards but that’s for another podcast.
The main issue with these products is they cause a lot of free radical damage such as inflammation. It’s actually one of the main reasons vegetable oils use to be used paint varnish before they introduced them into the cooking world.
The list of negative affects of PUFA’s is quite astounding with you look at what they’ve been associated with. Cardiovasular disease, hypertension, Type II diabetes, Crohn’s disease, slow wound healing, increase estrogen while decrease SHGB, suppress immune system, reduce fertility, increase allergies, and impact neurological disorders such as Alzheimers and dementia.
What causes them to be bad?
It is pretty scientific so I’ll save all that but it basically comes down to how the fats bond. PUFA’s create a double bond where as mono unsaturated and saturated fats are stronger bonds. When the mitochondria needs energy it turns to the fats, but the double bonds of PUFA’s break down and this causes free radical damage.
Another issue with PUFA’s is that they are liquid at all times. This leads to them having a tendency to become rancid easily from surrounding heat and sun exposure.
What should you cook with?
Mainly saturated fats. The reason is, these bonds don’t breakdown from the heat.
You can eat mono unsaturated fats (MUFA’s) but never cook with them.
- GOOD FATS
Ghee, Coconut Oils, Butter, tallow
- DON’T COOK WITH BUT CAN USE FOR FLAVORING (MUFA’S)
Olive Oil, Avocado Oil
- COMPLETELY AVOID (PUFA’s)
Soybean, Canola, Rapeseed, Safflower, Sunflower, Peanut, Vegetable Oils
WHAT IS YOUR MAIN POINT OR CALL TO ACTION?
- Go into your cupboard and throw away all your vegetable and seed oils ASAP. Please don’t donate them to anyone because NO one needs them. If you have some vanishing you need done, then maybe use if for that, haha.
- Buy coconut sprays, coconut oil, beef tallow, ghee and/or butter to cook with.
- Get avocado oil or olive oil to use on salads or other purposes but DO NOT cook with them.
If people want to learn more about PUFA’s where would you suggest they go?
Most of where I have learned my outlook on PUFA’s comes from a company UMZU. I see them as the leading authority when it comes to PUFA’s. We’ll attach a good blog post from them below
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