Why are seed oils bad?

Seed oils are highly processed oils extracted from seeds such as soybeans, corn, rapeseed, cottonseed, sunflower and safflower seeds. After the seeds are harvested, they are heated to extremely high temperatures that oxidize the fatty acids creating byproducts that are harmful to our health.

High amounts of omega-6 fatty acids are found in these oils which become inflammatory compounds when used to cook and in our bodies, playing a significant role in chronic inflammatory diseases and a large variety of other skin, gut and weight issues.

Seed oils are found in most packaged foods, restaurants, grocery store food bars/prepared foods and probably your very own pantry. Everything from tortilla chips to coffee creamer.

Please visit the "healthy oils" section of this site to view the good, the bad and the gray area. Below are some great videos for more education as well as written research documents by Dr. Cate Shanahan.