It is not surprising that approximately 60% of the average diet calories come from sugar, flour and refined oils.
The primary refined oils include corn, safflower, sunflower, cotton seed, and soybean oil’s which contain an excessive amount of Linolenic acid and omega six fatty acid which the body converts into arachidonic acid.
Another 15 to 20% of calories come from over fat animal products and 10% from dairy which contains preformed arachidonic acid.
The issue of dietary arachidonic acid is important to understand. The arachidonic acid that we eat is converted by the body into prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) which causes pain and inflammation. Most people have no idea that they over-eat pain and inflammation every day as a dietary Arachidonic acid.
In other words, we literally eat pain and inflammation for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. So if you want less inflammation, make better choices and eat extra virgin oils like Olive and coconut oil. Eat pastured raised meats and eggs and plenty of organic veggies. Eat well and be well!!
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