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dawoodr
01-27-2012, 02:30 AM
Hello!

I have hear that olive oil and almond oil is good for you but what's wrong with corn oil and sunflower oil?

Thanks!

dawoodr
01-27-2012, 03:38 AM
http://www.truthaboutabs.com/unhealthy-vs-healthy-cooking-oils.html

Is that true? Is it better to cook with like butter then oils?

And I still wonder why olive oil is better then corn oil or sunflower oil, because they both are fats so what's the difference?

AlwaysTryin
01-27-2012, 03:53 AM
Sunflower oil has a terrible omega 6 to 3 ratio whereas olive oil doesn't

thegymbum
01-27-2012, 04:32 AM
There's no definite proof that they're "bad", but there have been a lot of studies that have shown that omega 6 fatty acids (the major fatty acid in corn oil) is "pro-inflammatory" for certain health conditions, primarily heart disease, whereas omega 3's (which corn oil is very low in) are anti-inflammatory. Don't worry about it too much, just try to get some of both rather than being completely phobic of corn oil.

snorkelman
01-27-2012, 04:41 AM
Perhaps this chart showing the fatty acid composition of various vegetable oils will be relevant to this discussion

http://i40.tinypic.com/mi2sy8.jpg

dawoodr
01-27-2012, 05:45 AM
There's no definite proof that they're "bad", but there have been a lot of studies that have shown that omega 6 fatty acids (the major fatty acid in corn oil) is "pro-inflammatory" for certain health conditions, primarily heart disease, whereas omega 3's (which corn oil is very low in) are anti-inflammatory. Don't worry about it too much, just try to get some of both rather than being completely phobic of corn oil.

If I understand this right you are saying that omega 3 is good fats and omega 6 is bad? sry that I am being a tard but I just didn't understand it properly I think

dawoodr
01-27-2012, 05:51 AM
Perhaps this chart showing the fatty acid composition of various vegetable oils will be relevant to this discussion

http://i40.tinypic.com/mi2sy8.jpg

What does this picture mean? There are 3 different bar chart on the sunflower oil, High oleic, mid oleic, commo dity what is that?

snorkelman
01-27-2012, 06:05 AM
Omega 6 fatty acids are not "bad," just that most of us already get enough of them in our diets so we have no need to supplement them. Here is an explanation of what omega 3 fatty acids are:

http://i44.tinypic.com/xpdkqh.jpg

Here is an explanation of what omega 6 fatty acids are

http://i43.tinypic.com/2hz642c.jpg

As for the other graph I posted, perhaps this one will be more helpful.

http://i40.tinypic.com/nwiq7r.jpg

Red = saturated fat
Blue = Linoleic acid
Green = Alpha Linolenic acid
Yellow = monosaturated fat

Schlangemann
01-27-2012, 06:20 AM
Omega 6 fatty acids are not "bad," just that most of us already get enough of them in our diets so we have no need to supplement them. Here is an explanation of what omega 3 fatty acids are:

http://i44.tinypic.com/xpdkqh.jpg

Here is an explanation of what omega 6 fatty acids are

http://i43.tinypic.com/2hz642c.jpg

As for the other graph I posted, perhaps this one will be more helpful.

http://i40.tinypic.com/nwiq7r.jpg

Red = saturated fat
Blue = Linoleic acid
Green = Alpha Linolenic acid
Yellow = monosaturated fat

Snorkelman, what would you recommend for frying(high smoke point) and what would you use for salads/etc (not heated)? Canola seems to have a good ratio, but given we get a lot of Omega 6 from our diet already, olive oil/flaxseed would be good to balance it out?

snorkelman
01-27-2012, 07:14 AM
There are some good threads discussing oils to fry with

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/search.php?searchid=81028471

Remember that high temperatures in general accelerate lipid oxidation.

Here is a chart that shows the smoke points (when smoke is first detected) of some common oils

http://i42.tinypic.com/bhiu7a.jpg

FitnessCPA
01-27-2012, 07:25 AM
I've been using a spray olive oil. Is that a good choice to cook with?

dawoodr
01-27-2012, 10:54 AM
This seriously helped alot thanks man!'

Red = saturated fat
Blue = Linoleic acid
Green = Alpha Linolenic acid
Yellow = monosaturated fat

And what is the blue thing?
Blue=?

AlwaysTryin
01-27-2012, 02:51 PM
This seriously helped alot thanks man!'

Red = saturated fat
Blue = Linoleic acid
Green = Alpha Linolenic acid
Yellow = monosaturated fat

And what is the blue thing?
Blue=?

You got a pirate patch over both eyes?