Thank you for this article. I especially appreciated your telling which foods are high in Omega 3. For me, it is easier to add a positive behavior like eating more fish than to implement a vague negative like “avoid Omega 6.”

Your article made me look up grapeseed oil which I have been using when I don’t want to taste olive oil. I learned that it is very high in Omega 6 which your article says is harmful. Grapeseed oil contains traces of hexane. The results of humanconsumption of hexane over time is unknown but hexane is bad for the environment. Some grapeseed oils may contain potentially harmful levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are known to cause cancer in animals. Then last of all what I read says grapeseed oil may not be good to use in frying becaue its high Omega 6 content reacts with oxygen to create harmful compounds and free radicals. I think I’ll stop using the stuff. See “Grapeseed Oil: Is it a Healthy Cooking Oil??

Without your article, I would not have looked up my frequently used cooking oil. Sounds like I should stick with olive oil.

Aikya Param is a licensed minister, a visual artist, and writer.

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