10 of the Worst Inflammatory Foods to Avoid

7. Vegetable cooking oils are one of the worst inflammatory foods to avoid

The commonly used cooking oils in restaurants and homes contain high amounts of Omega – 6 and very low levels of Omega – 3 fatty acids. Over exposure to omega – 6 leads to inflammation and is directly linked to heart disease and cancer. Some of the oils that fall into this group are sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, and grapeseed oil, as these are manufactured for industrial use, and will be found in most packaged foods and takeaways. A group of scientists conducted tests in 2014, which showed the negative effects of heated vegetable oils and the risk factors associated with heart disease by constant use.[7]

What to do: It would be wise to change your cooking oils to more edible cooking oils like avocado, olive oil or coconut oil. These contain a healthier ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 and can also bring other health benefits. They can be heated safely, too.

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