Posted 10/6/2020 08:06 (#8532544 - in reply to #8532440) Subject: RE: If you are eating keto
Soybean oil is a major cause of arterial inflammation. Cholesterol is a response to that inflammation. Then we end up clogged arteries. Sugar and carbs are also a major contributor to inflammation.
I am simplifying but the point is, veggie oils are bad.
Linoleic Acid: The Bad Fat
Polyunsaturated fat isn’t bad for you. In fact, two kinds of PUFAs — omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids — are considered essential fatty acids and play an important role in your overall health.
But certain types of polyunsaturated fats are highly unstable, easily oxidized, and pro-inflammatory.
Linoleic acid is one of those. And soybean oil is about half linoleic acid.
High linoleic acid oils are bad news even when you consume them at room temperature. But they’re even worse for you when they’re heated.
When you expose high-linoleic soybean oil to high temperatures, you generate oxidized lipids. These oxidized lipids increase inflammation in your bloodstream, increasing your risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of your arteries) and heart disease[*].
High linoleic acid oils also throw your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio out of whack. A healthy ratio is at least 4:1, but many health experts argue that a 1:1 ratio or more in favor of omega-3s is ideal.
Unfortunately, most Americans consume super high levels of omega-6s — more like a 1:12 or 1:25 ratio in favor of omega-6s. And high omega-6 levels increase your risk of obesity, inflammation, and deteriorate brain health[*][[*].
Another way that linoleic acid is linked to obesity? By boosting arachidonic acid — another omega-6 fat that can contribute to obesity[*].