Seed Oils: Why They Are Bad For You

2018-10-07 242 words 2 mins read

The dramatic increase in soybean oil consumption in the US went from zero to 24 pounds (11 kgs) per person per year from 1909 to 1999.


Issues with Seed Oils

  • They’re an Evolutionary Mismatch
  • They Have an Imbalanced Omega-6-to-Omega-3 Ratio
  • Industrial Seed Oils Are Highly Unstable
  • They’re Full of Additives
  • Industrial Seed Oils Come from Genetically Modified Plants
  • They’re Often Repeatedly Heated (And Extra Toxic with trans fats)
  • Pro-inflammatory effects, constant daily over consumption equals chronic low grade inflammation

Linked To

  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cognition and Mental Health
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • IBS and IBD
  • Inflammation
  • Infertility
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Osteoarthritis

Like sugar, corn oil calories may be worse than just empty.


Primary Sources


  • Soybean
  • Corn
  • Sunflower
  • Cottonseed
  • Safflower
  • Sesame
  • Peanut

Vegetable Oils High In Omega-6

It’s not that canola oil is great since it goes the same ultra processing, but in the end it’s ratio is closer to 2:1 omega 6 to omega 3.


Food item – Contribution to intake (%)

  • Chicken and chicken mixed dishes – 26.9%
  • Eggs and egg mixed dishes – 17.8%

Food sources of arachidonic acid


From a balance perspective, the goal for most people should be limit omega 6 over-consumption, NOT eat more omega 3s.

Try to cook with:

  • butter (grass fed animals)
  • coconut oil
  • lard (grass fed animals)
  • palm oil
  • olive oil


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Authored By Tim Brown

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