I've looked into the health aspects of different oils and recommend in this order
1. Flaxseed oil 2. Canola oil 3. Mustard seed oil 4.Walnut oil 5.Olive oil
This is because of the omega6 to omega3 ratio.
I don't give anything on theoretical relationship of different omegas. That is because tomorrow they will find something different, according to who pays.
Eat more meat and eggs. More milk and cream if you can tolerate them. Exercise hard with heavy weights (heavy for you) or hard going resistance bands. Walking or jogging just wont do it.
About weight gain. Every book on nutrition seems to be about how to lose weight, but my problem is the opposite I've always been too thin and it is very hard to GAIN weight while still eating healthily, saving money and not distroying the environment. Any tips on this greatly appreciated!!!
Jonathan Byron wrote:
If the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is the only factor, yes, perhaps. But canola is a crop that is commonly genetically engineered; independent of the GMO issue, there is the question of how much erucic acid is present and what effect that has. Mustard seed oil has erucic acid and other chemicals that are heating and similar to monosodium glutamate (they stimulate the glutamate/NMDA receptors).
Olive oil is 'neutral' as I see it - refined olive oil doesn't to much to contribute to disease, nor to prevent it (although switching from inflammatory n-6 oils to neutral olive oil can be beneficial). Virgin olive oil is somewhat better due to phytochemicals, but whole olives are much better.
Also, while sesame oil is not very spectacular in terms of the types of oils it contains, unrefined sesame oil or sesame seed has been shown to have very beneficial effects on high blood pressure and blood lipids when a spoon or two are consumed each day ... something other than the fatty acids is good for us (lignans, sterols, etc). Same is true for sunflowers - the isolated oil is rather inflammatory, but whole seeds have some anti-inflammatory properties due to nutrients that are not carried over when the oil is isolated.
Is it really too much to try eating two eggs?
Ninajay wrote: I already eat one egg per day