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Corn oil what is wrong with it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 08, 2011 at 2:30 AM

I do not have corn oil because I try to keep a healthy balance of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid. Nevertheless I have this question to ask to paleohackers: if I started a very high omega 3 diet, say having fish every day as the eskimo used to do traditionally, would it make sense to have some corn oil to increase my omega 6 intake, and compensate for the very large omega 3 content in fish? In other words is there anything wrong with corn oil besides its very high omega 6 content? Also if corn oil is not the way to balance an otherwise very high consumption of omega 3 fats, which other oil could do it?

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on April 21, 2012
at 04:53 PM

Food isn't "killing" you. Life is terminal, period. Every living thing is dying the moment cells begin dividing.

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on March 30, 2012
at 10:26 AM

well, i think it does indeed constitutes an answer - a broad one, sure - but definitely an answer ----- one just have to read thoughtfully

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on March 30, 2012
at 10:21 AM

what does this have to do with the question? it's not an answer to it at all.

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on August 11, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Linoleic Acid (LA) is the junk short chain found in plants(and their oils) and is the one painfully linked to inflammation. Arachidonic acid (AA) is the animal form, and is found in muscles and the brain, but has to be kept in check, too much is inflammatory, but its required for certain processes. Gamma Linolenic Acid(GLA) is supposedly an anti-inflammatory omega 6 in small doses, but again, in larger doses, bad. found in borage oil/evening primrose, but really I wouldnt supplement, just get your AA from meat. GLA is turned into AA in the system.

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on August 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Could you expand on the virtues of long chain omega 6's, Stephen? Btw, I like your new photo!

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on August 08, 2011
at 11:57 AM

lol @ GMO Round-up

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on August 08, 2011
at 08:55 AM

Most disgusting thing I have seen in awhile.

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on August 08, 2011
at 03:25 AM

thanks for the video it is very informative!

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on August 08, 2011
at 02:50 AM

Erm, chicken oil? ;D

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on August 08, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Trust me, you would do well to stay FAR away from any vegetable oil! Have you ever seen how it's made? Disgusting. Cleaned with solvents, bleached, etc. Why would anyone want to put that in their bodies?

How Canola Oil is made

If you're worried about your Omega 6, just eat the skin of a chicken or turkey. It's naturally high in O6 and at least is a food that the body can break down and utilize.

D5e5788865a3d9a17a729097186e465f

on August 08, 2011
at 08:55 AM

Most disgusting thing I have seen in awhile.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

(3524)

on August 08, 2011
at 03:25 AM

thanks for the video it is very informative!

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on August 08, 2011
at 03:56 AM

You want to keep total PUFAs low as well...

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on August 08, 2011
at 10:01 AM

The only argument I could see for Omega6 are the Long Chain Versions. Corn Oil, would be a shortchain junk version, which would be poorly converted by the body, the same issue we have using ALA vs DHA/EPA. This assuming youre getting a Non-GMO Non-Hydrogenized version, both highly unlikely.

Corn Oil in america, is scary nasty awful stuff.

Here is a little GMO Round-up(HAH!):

Health-risks-of-gm-foods-summary

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on August 08, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Could you expand on the virtues of long chain omega 6's, Stephen? Btw, I like your new photo!

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 08, 2011
at 11:57 AM

lol @ GMO Round-up

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on August 11, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Linoleic Acid (LA) is the junk short chain found in plants(and their oils) and is the one painfully linked to inflammation. Arachidonic acid (AA) is the animal form, and is found in muscles and the brain, but has to be kept in check, too much is inflammatory, but its required for certain processes. Gamma Linolenic Acid(GLA) is supposedly an anti-inflammatory omega 6 in small doses, but again, in larger doses, bad. found in borage oil/evening primrose, but really I wouldnt supplement, just get your AA from meat. GLA is turned into AA in the system.

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on August 08, 2011
at 04:50 AM

There's better sources of non-oxidized PUFAs (corn oil is probably partially oxidized off the store shelf) that you can obtain from real foods such as chicken and nuts, which also contain other nutrients.

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on August 08, 2011
at 05:56 AM

Indeed nuts like almonds would take care of that, and give you some important minerals. I eat fish everyday but i do not "supplement" with omega 6s much, save a couple of brazilian nuts a day for selenium.

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:58 AM

i have problem of cancer (left buccam musa) & my father also have rectal cancer. can we use corn oil for daily use. it is good or bad for us.

Plesae advice.

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on March 30, 2012
at 10:16 AM

the more i read stuff like this, the more i become convinced of the validity of dr. kurt hariss's warning against searching for a magic silver bullet: only instead of resveratol or acai berries or some other CW-friendly potion, people try to load on "healthy" fats and then think that getting too healthy is kind of overboard, and go for some bad stuff to offset the excessive goodness of the good -----

wake up, people!

there is no healthy food - whatever you eat - even grass-fed steak - is killing you, just like breathing is ----- why don't you liberate yourselves from that crazy obsession with food, any food for that matter, why don't you think of it as a sort of "temporary medicine from death" - life will become much easier to deal with

paleo is good, no - it is even "perfect", but only as much as it is the least harmful mode of life sustenance - no magic bullets

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on March 30, 2012
at 10:26 AM

well, i think it does indeed constitutes an answer - a broad one, sure - but definitely an answer ----- one just have to read thoughtfully

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 30, 2012
at 10:21 AM

what does this have to do with the question? it's not an answer to it at all.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on April 21, 2012
at 04:53 PM

Food isn't "killing" you. Life is terminal, period. Every living thing is dying the moment cells begin dividing.

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