Why does cooking oil matter if you have Alopecia?

Why does cooking oil matter if you have Alopecia?

The oils you consume matter. A lot.

Oil is a major culprit in chronic inflammation. It’s not the only one, but it can be a big one.

How oils cause and exacerbate inflammation mainly comes down to their omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. Ideal ratio is 1 to 1. But in an average modern day diet, people stand at around 40 to 1 or more.

We want more of omega 3, and less of omega 6. The problem is, most oils are loaded with omega 6 and our diet severely lacks in omega 3.

Excessive omega 6 causes and exacerbates inflammation. It can cause autoimmunity and it can inhibit your autoimmune recovery process. Too much omega 6 also inhibits your body’s ability to convert ALA into EPA and DHA optimally.

Olive oil, often touted as “the healthy oil”, contains 13 parts omega 6 to one part omega 3, still far from the ideal 1:1 ratio. Olive oil also has very low smoke point and isn’t suitable for cooking and baking.

Macadamia nut oil has a 1:1 ratio and has a high smoke point. Perilla seed oil has a 1:4 ratio (more omega 3 than omega 6!) and has a high smoke point, but tastes bitter.

Different types of oil contain different ratios of omega 6 and omega 3. You want to choose oils that are lowest in their omega 6 content. That makes some oils healthier than others, but there is no such thing as ‘healthy oil’ per se. But oils are not a health food and should not be consumed in large amounts.

The oil that I use for our cooking is a blend of macadamia nut and perilla seed oil. It is also suitable for high heat cooking because both oils have very high smoke points.

This is the link to buy E. Excel Essential Blend cooking oil for US and Canadian consumers.

Approximately 80% of Essential Blend is monounsaturated fats, healthy fats for you and your family.

Because oils readily oxidise in the presence of air, heat, and light, many oils in the market use preservatives to stop the oxidation process for
breaking down the oils and causing rancidity. E. Excel Essential Blend is bottled using nitrogen packing, which leaves no oxygen in the bottle and therefore no need for the use of preservatives.


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