We are consuming 6-25 times more omega-6s than anti-inflammatory omega-3s. How did this happen? When we reduced our intake of saturated fat, we replaced it with vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola, etc.). These oils contain such high levels of omega 6s that it caused our omega 6/ omega 3 ratio to become wildly out of balance.
Your mom told you to limit your butter and egg consumption based on 1950s and 1960s research that is now considered outdated and flawed. Healthy saturated fats, such as those found in avocados, nuts and Malaysian sustainable palm oil can be enjoyed in moderation.
Appearing on journalist Deirdre Fitzpatrick’s Dying to Ask Podcast, Nutrition Myth Buster Jonny Bowden, CNS, PhD, recalls having clients whose cardiovascular risk markers improved when they began eating more fat.
Readers of the lifestyle magazine, The Eden, now have strong evidence that palm oil should be part of their heart-healthy diets.
Lifestyle blogger Geri Bartuch says she loves the saying, “You learn something new every day.” In her January 2020 blog, she shared what she’s learned about prolonging good health.