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What other oils do we need to know about?

Okay . . . so working down the list . . . from "good to bad" . . .

We spoke about Avocado oil and Coconut oil being the healthiest the other day.

And next on the list would be Olive oil.

Olive oil is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and may help prevent Heart disease, Diabetes, Arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. So this would be another great oil to put into your diet.

Next up . . . Sesame oil . . . it's high in antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It's good for the heart, helps control blood sugar and helps treat arthritis

Okay . . . so now we're getting a little on the fence here . . . Safflower oil . . . is an unsaturated fatty acid which may offer health benefits such as blood sugar control, better heart health and lower levels of inflammation. BUT . . . Safflower oil has been known to thin the blood. It may also slow down the clotting of the blood which may increase the risk of bleeding in people who have bleeding disorders.

Next up . . . we're coming to the bad side of town. Corn oil . . . People consider this a healthy oil because it contains components like vitamin E and phytosterols. BUT . . . overall it's not a healthy oil because it's highly "refined" and high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. (Tomorrow we'll talk about the Omega 6 - 3 ratio).

Sunflower oil is another one we need to stay away from. It's been shown to release toxic compounds when heated at higher temperatures over time. Not to mention this is another oil that is high in Omega 6 fatty acids which contribute to inflammation in the body.

Last up . . . Soybean oil. Soy can cause mild stomach and intestinal side effects such as constipation, bloating and nausea. It can also cause allergic reactions involving rashes and itching. Soy can also affect "Thyroid" function.

And at the bottom of the list is Cottonseed oil and Canola oil that we spoke of in a previous Health Tip.

So buyer beware . . . tomorrow we'll finish this topic with the "Omega ratio".

This is information your health just can't miss!

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