Day 9 of Whole30

Day 9

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.


About Jill English Johnston

God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it. My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters. When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.
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