Industrial Seed Oils (Vegetable)
- Promoted as “heart-healthy” alternative to saturated fat
- For centuries (or millenniums), human diet consisted of many sources of Omega 3 fatty acids and were relatively free of modern inflammatory diseases.
- Vegetable oil consumption grew during the industrial revolution
- Vegetable oils have a relatively low percentage of omega 3 fatty acids but yield very high percentages of Omega 6 fatty acids.
- The ratio of Omega 6 to 3 fatty acids has grown drastically in the modern era.
- This has resulted in an increase in all inflammatory diseases: Cardiovascular, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, irritable bowel and inflammatory bowel diseases, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, cancer, psychiatric disorders, autoimmune disease