Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dark side of sunflower oil


Ignored problem!
Dark Side of sunflower oil

Analyzing the pros and cons of sunflower oil, it was found that this oil, and most other vegetable oils (except olive), rich in omega-6 fatty acids. These acids are called 'bad', and here's why.


Certainly, omega-6 itself does not hurt. Sunflower oil is also used in the cosmetic industry, primarily because it is rich in vitamin E. In addition, omega-6 is essential for brain function, healthy skin, bones, regulate metabolism, and reproductive organs. And because it is a saturated fatty acid, it lowers cholesterol and risk of heart disease, according to livestrong.com portal.

The main problem

The typical diet in developed countries involves too much omega-6 fatty acids compared to omega-3 fatty acids. The ideal ratio should be between 2:1 to 4:1, whereas, for example, the typical American diet contains up to 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3, say researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Excessive intake of omega-6 fatty acids (mainly through consumption of vegetable oil) is associated with many diseases and obesity epidemic.

Although a sunflower oil rather than saturated fats, including omega-3 in the diet is essential if you want a balanced diet. Eat, therefore, ground flax seeds, olive oil and oily fish because they contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

Depression and inflammation

Thus, while the omega-6 fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids in, you take on too ratio can cause unwanted side effects.

If you entered the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids balanced, dangerous side effects do not occur because they balance each other, according to a study. However, if the intake of omega-6 greater than omega-3, it can stimulate the development of depression and inflammation. Chronic inflammation present in the body can lead to heart disease and cancer. This link between excessive intake of omega-6 fatty acids and depression, and inflammation was observed in human studies published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine in 2007. year.

Prostate cancer and colon cancer

Omega-6 from sunflower or corn oil, often referred to as 'bad' and omega fatty acids associated with the progression of prostate cancer and colon cancer, according to Dr.. Yong Q. Chen at Wake Forest University. Studies in mice have shown that prostate cancer progresses rapidly if the mice given omega-6.Mice on the omega-3 tumor has grown far more slowly.

Increases bleeding

Because vitamin E increases the risk of bleeding, and poor wound healing. If you are already taking blood-thinning means to reduce the risk of blood clots, the use of sunflower oil will further thin the blood.Indicators can be excessive bleeding and bleeding gums or blood in the urine. If you notice these symptoms, tell your doctor immediately. 

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