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Today I’m going to outline how you can reduce systemic inflammation, which is a root cause of most diseases in America.
Seed oils, also known as vegetable oils, are used in basically every restaurant for cooking and are found as ingredients in almost every processed and packaged food (including organic). However, studies over the last decade have shed light on the dangers of seed oils and most specifically, their impact on inflammation. Some examples of seed oils are canola, corn, cottonseed, grapeseed, sunflower, safflower, rice bran, and more.
Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection, but when it becomes chronic, it can lead to various health problems such as heart disease, leaky gut and extreme digestive issues, chronic and widespread allergies, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
One study that highlights the link between inflammation and heart disease was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999. The study followed a cohort of elderly men over a period of 12 years and found that individuals with higher levels of the inflammatory marker interleukin-1 had an increased risk of developing myocardial infarction (heart attack) compared to those with lower levels. This study helped to demonstrate the important role that inflammation plays in the development of heart disease and has since been supported by many other studies.
So, here are 3 things to learn and remember about seed oils and inflammation: