I do not have corn oil because I try to keep a healthy balance of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid. Nevertheless I have this question to ask to paleohackers: if I started a very high omega 3 diet, say having fish every day as the eskimo used to do traditionally, would it make sense to have some corn oil to increase my omega 6 intake, and compensate for the very large omega 3 content in fish? In other words is there anything wrong with corn oil besides its very high omega 6 content? Also if corn oil is not the way to balance an otherwise very high consumption of omega 3 fats, which other oil could do it?
Trust me, you would do well to stay FAR away from any vegetable oil! Have you ever seen how it's made? Disgusting. Cleaned with solvents, bleached, etc. Why would anyone want to put that in their bodies?
If you're worried about your Omega 6, just eat the skin of a chicken or turkey. It's naturally high in O6 and at least is a food that the body can break down and utilize.
There's better sources of non-oxidized PUFAs (corn oil is probably partially oxidized off the store shelf) that you can obtain from real foods such as chicken and nuts, which also contain other nutrients.
The only argument I could see for Omega6 are the Long Chain Versions. Corn Oil, would be a shortchain junk version, which would be poorly converted by the body, the same issue we have using ALA vs DHA/EPA. This assuming youre getting a Non-GMO Non-Hydrogenized version, both highly unlikely.
Corn Oil in america, is scary nasty awful stuff.
Here is a little GMO Round-up(HAH!):
Indeed nuts like almonds would take care of that, and give you some important minerals. I eat fish everyday but i do not "supplement" with omega 6s much, save a couple of brazilian nuts a day for selenium.
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