Sunflower Oil


A highly processed vegetable oil that is high in omega-6 fatty acids, and found in many processed foods today. Since it is composed of less stable polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, it is sensitive to degradation by light and heat, oxidizing under these circumstances. When consuming sunflower oil, it's best to choose organic, and expeller pressed.
Sunflower Seed Oil,Sunflower and/or,High Oleic Acid Sunflower Oil
Health Impact
Overconsumption of Omega-6 without a proper balance of Omega-3 fatty acids can lead to inflammation in the body. Sunflower oil is easily oxidized from light and heat, and typically extracted using the toxic chemical solvent hexane. Affects intra- and extracellular distribution of iron, however some studies state that the consumption of sunflower oil may lead to healthier lifestyles.
Linoleic Acid: A Nutritional Quandary
An Increase in the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio Increases the Risk for Obesity
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