The question I want to examine in this article is: Are Vegetable Oils Bad For You?
And the answer depends on who you read. If it’s the medical community and the Federal government, then the answer would be “No.”
If you want my opinion, and the opinion of others who believe inflammation is the primary cause of almost all diseases, then the answer would be “YES!”
And here is the reason why I believe “YES” is the answer to the question are vegetable oils bad for you:
Vegetable oils are extremely high in omega 6 fatty acids, which turns on inflammation.
I talk about this in my article titled “Relief From Chronic Inflammation.” It’s called the Eicosanoid Pathway. The easiest way to understand the eicosaniod pathway is to view it as a light switch.
In fact picture your bathroom as having infrared lights. You know, the ones that when turned on you can immediately feel the heat on your skin.
If you want these infrared lights on, then you flip the bathroom switch to “ON.” If you want the infrared lights off, then you flip the bathroom switch to “OFF.”
The eicosanoid pathway works the same way. This pathway helps turn on inflammation when it’s needed. And once your body has used inflammation in a positive way, to help in the healing process, then it turns off this process.
To make this happen the eicosaniod pathways uses two signaling molecules:
One that is pro-inflammatory.
And one that is anti-inflammatory.
Pro-inflammatory signaling molecules are produced from omega-6 fatty acids. And anti-inflammatory signaling molecules are mainly produced from omega-3 fatty acids.
Which brings us back to the question are vegetable oils bad for you? Read More →