Chapter 9: Seed Oils
Interesting chapter. It Starts with Food goes against current thought of vegetable oil being healthy. They consist of a high proportion of polyunsaturated fat and a large amount of omega-6 fatty acids. In the proper amounts they are critical for healthy brain function, metabolism, growth and development, but in high amounts, promote systemic inflammation. Unfortunately, they are found in everything, from processed foods to most restaurants. And my kitchen pantry. Thankfully, we tend to cook primarily with olive oil. Other recommended additions are avocado oil and coconut oil. Their benefits will be addressed in later chapters.
Growing accustomed to the lack of sugars and sweeteners in my diet. Find my physical cravings for something sweet has diminished, although my psychological desire for a treat or a comfort food still remains, especially in stress.
9 down, 21 to go.