- Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFA’s) became popular with the agricultural industry. They wanted a low cost way to speed up growth and fatten livestock.
- At first farmers began feeding the livestock coconut oil, a cheap saturated fat, and guess what? They ended up losing weight instead of gaining it!
- They then turned to PUFA’s and found they gained weight quickly.
- The downside was that the livestock were becoming sick and often died before slaughter. Nothin’ a boatload of antibiotics wouldn’t take care of.
- Mad cow disease has been linked to the neurological damage that PUFA’s can have.
- By the way, Mad Cow Disease and Alzheimers Disease have also been linked.
- Farmers solved the problem with antibiotics and vitamin E. They kept the livestock alive long enough to get to slaughter.
- Polyunsaturated fats worked great for farmers, must be good for us too, right? HA!
PUFAs can be a real Jekyll and Hyde. On the one hand, PUFAs include the essential fatty acids, including our favorite omega 3. But when oxidation comes into play, we’re looking at a whole different animal. Heating in particular sets a bad course in motion, but simply exposure to air, light and even moisture can incite the process. We’re now looking at lipid peroxides, which initiate a free radical free-for-all.
The free radicals make their way through the body pillaging at every turn. Their damage takes a toll on everything from cell membranes, to DNA/RNA strands, to blood vessels (which can then lead to plaque accumulation). The harm adds up over time in the organs and systems of the body and can cause significant impact, including premature aging and skin disease, liver damage, immune dysfunction, and even cancer.
Common Health Problems Tied to Polyunsaturated Fats
- Heart Disease
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Accelerated Aging
- Brain Swelling
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Early Puberty
- Age Pigment of Skin
- Learn Disabilities
- Muscle Wasting
- Excitatory State
- Autoimmune Disease
- Deterioration of Gonads
- Retinal Degeneration
Sources of Polyunsaturated Fats
Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Flax Oil, Peanut Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Almond Oil, and any other polyunsaturated or unsaturated oil (except Olive Oil).
So guess what I just made? My very own homemade mayonnaise!!! It’s so easy and tastes really great! I had no choice. I couldn’t find any that did not have bad oils in them. So in literally 2 minutes I made my very own, with olive oil and coconut oil. check out my recipe.
As far as added fats, I only eat organic cultured butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. It’s tricky to find any packaged foods that don’t have the junky oils, even in the health food stores.
When I am going to eat out and I know I don’t have control over what oils I will be getting in my food, I take 100 IU of vitamin E to protect myself.
Watch how coconut oil reverses Alzheimers Disease.
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