Is vegetable oil unhealthy? Yes.
You may not have known that vegetable oil is hazardous to your health. I know it’s hard to believe when it’s been a staple in the kitchen your whole life.
Even after I heard the research, it still took me a long time to understand, accept, and switch to an alternative oil. Change is hard.
But now I understand the destruction it can have on your body. And on the flip side, I’ve learned how amazing the good oils and fats are for you.
Your food won’t taste different. Well actually, it will taste better! You won’t even know the bad stuff is gone. But your body will.
Why is Vegetable Oil Bad?
Vegetable oil can hurt your body. Vegetable oils are bad for you because they have very high levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs).
PUFAs are highly unstable and oxidize easily. Oxidized fats cause inflammation and mutation in cells. Oxidation can lead to all kinds of health concerns, including cancer, endometriosis, heart disease, and PCOS.
The human body’s fat make-up is about 97% saturated and monounsaturated fat.
We must have fat for hormone production and rebuilding cells, but the latest research shows we need to get it from healthy traditional sources. Read more about it here
Healthy Cooking Oils
Replace your vegetable oil with these healthy and healing oils.
Avocado Oil Chosen
Bacon Grease Applegate
Beef Tallow Epic
Butter, Grassfed Kerrygold
Coconut Oil Island Fresh
Ghee 4th & Heart
High Oleic Sunflower Oil Native
Macadamia oil (use in moderation) Roland
Organic Olive oil (unrefined, cold-pressed and extra virgin ) Bragg
Palm Kernel Oil (from a sustainable source) Dr. Adorable
Safflower Oil (unrefined, cold-pressed or expeller-pressed) Hollywood
Why are Some Oils Healthier?
Healthy and healing oils are stable and not damaged so they will not hurt the cells in your body.
These fats protect our organs and keep our body temperatures normal. They are essential for cell growth, cell maintenance, help our brains, hair, skin, nails, hormones, and tissues stay healthy. Read more about it here
The Small Seed of Change Challenge
Here’s my challenge for you. Try to make this ONE simple change for your health today. It will help you bloom. I promise.
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