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Janice Stanger, PhD

Janice Stanger, PhD

Posted January 4, 2015

Published in Health

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How "Healthy Fats" Hurt You

Read More: fats, fish oil, oils, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, oxidation

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Extracted Oils Are the Most Dangerous

The government, the food industry, even doctors may all bombard you with advice to eat so-called "healthy fats," in the form of:

  • olive oil (for monounsaturated fats)
  • other vegetable oils (for polyunsaturated fats)
  • fish oil (for long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fats)

But when you start looking closely, you will be faced with an unpleasant surprise. These extracted oils are dangerous in olive oil in cruet_opt.jpgthree major ways.

WHAT ARE EXTRACTED OILS?

No whole food is entirely fat. Instead, fat is mixed in with the thousands of other components of the food, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and (if it's a plant) protective phytochemicals that work as antioxidants.

Extracted oils are fats that are forced out of this whole food matrix and put into a capsule, bottle, or tub. Liquid vegetable oils, margarine, and fish oil are all examples of extracted oils.

WHAT FATS DO YOU NEED?

There are two kinds of fats you do need to get from your diet. These are the "short-chain" omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (which are polyunsaturated fats). Your daily need is low, only about 3% of your total calories. Extracted oils are not necessary to meet this requirement if you are eating a wide range of whole plant foods.

Given an adequate supply of calories from any source (including carbohydrates and proteins), your body can handily make other kinds of fats you use, including saturated and monounsaturated fat, and can construct long-chain omega-3 and omega-6's from their short-chain precursors.

HOW EXTRACTED OILS HURT YOU

CLICK HERE TO READ THE THREE WAYS THAT EXTRACTED OILS HARM YOU

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Extracted oils are the materials for speed growth of the organism. However, they should be used in moderation. My friend and I write papers for money on Health and Foods, so we can find appropriate sources to support the idea, too.

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Extracted oils are the materials for speed growth of the organism. However, they should be used in moderation. My friend and I write papers for money on Health and Foods, so we can find appropriate sources to support the idea, too.

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