Re: Polyunsaturated Fats bad or good?!
The problem is not that any of these polyunsaturated fats are bad. The main problem in most people's diets is that the omega-6 and omega-3 fats are way out of balance. In general, humans need to take in at least 2 to 3 percent of their fat as omega-6 fatty acids and at least 1 to 1.5 percent as omega-3s. So, you need about twice as much omega-6 as omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, the modern American diet has this balance seriously distorted, to the point where we eat many times more omega-6 fatty acids. This imbalance, along with the widespread use of trans fats, is strongly implicated, in the opinion of many, in the epidemic levels of heart disease, cancer, inflammatory ailments, autoimmune illnesses, and other chronic, degenerative diseases of the twentieth century.
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