Friday, December 10, 2010

Do you need an Oil Change?

A diet that consists of a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 is a good balance versus the average American diet, which consists of a ratio of approximately 15:1 or more.  So avoid out-of-balance soy, corn, and canola oils with their trans fats and oxidation.  Cooking with coconut and/or Olive oil can help bring those numbers into a better balance.  Which is why we suggest using coconut oil in nearly everything.  Besides that it taste great!  
Fish oil is another product that helps bring up our Omega-3 ratio.  It's best to avoid Flax and Flax oils, however, because although they do have omega -3 they are high in Omega-6 which we don't want.  Flax is actually a pro-inflammatory, if you don't believe me do a search on the differences of fish oil and flax oil.  You will not get the benefits from flax oil that you will from fish oil, it's been researched and proven.  Fish oil is an anti inflammatory, so it helps your body with inflammation as well as being helpful to a host of other things in our bodies.  Don't overlook fish oil as an important part of your nutrition.

My favorite brand of Coconut Oil so far is:  Nutiva, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (the yellow and green label), it smells and tastes wonderful.  Happy Cooking!
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