I am back with Part 3 of 3 Easy Dietary Changes That Will Significantly Improve Your Health. If you haven’t read part 2 you can see it here. 

So, how did you do last week? Did you manage to swap sugary soft drinks, concentrated juices, and energy/sports drinks for alternatives like water?

Week 3

Ditch the Vegetable Oils.

 Despite what marketing you may find on packaging, consuming and cooking with vegetable oils really does your heart no favours.

Vegetable oils have a high ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids, the problem is that polyunsaturated fats are highly unstable and oxidize easily in the body (if they haven’t already oxidized during processing or by light exposure while sitting on the supermarket shelf). These oxidized fats cause inflammation and mutation in cells.

 But the craziness doesn’t end there. Vegetable oils contain a very high concentration of Omega 6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fats, which cause an imbalance of these oils in the body and this can lead to problems.

Action step: Do not cook with or consume products that have been cooked in vegetables oils (to the best of your ability.)

  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • “Vegetable” oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Margarine
  • Shortening
  • I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter (You better believe it!)
  • Any fake butter or vegetable oils products

Check labels for trans fats as they can sneak on labels like coffee creamer, crackers, and baked goods.

Cold-pressed oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids like flaxseed, walnut, macadamia, and sesame seed oil are OK for cold use and should be kept in the refrigerator. Use fats like coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, or palm oil and lard for any cooking.

So – what do you think of my top three dietary changes?

Week 3 action step

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