Vegetable oils used in the kitchen every day pose a health risk few are aware of. Consuming too much can disturb the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, causing chronic inflammation. The oil is created from vegetables’ seeds. Olive, coconut and avocado oil are better choices, made from the fruit, not the seed. As always, moderation of unhealthy foods, and education, are the best choices.
Vegetable oils can pose significant health risks, despite being a staple item in most kitchens. Unhealthy foods are all around, and we have to be more conscious about what we put into our bodies.
Vegetables are, of course, an important part of a well-rounded diet, but vegetables oils can be problematic, partially because they’re made from seeds.
Canola oil can theoretically cause hexane poisoning.
Cold pressed vegetable oils are generally safer because they aren’t heated. It’s very easy to replace unhealthy foods with healthy ones with a little careful planning and effort!
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