For years we’ve been told that vegetable oils are healthy. But don’t let the word vegetable fool you. Research shows that vegetable oils are bad for your health.

One of the things that make these oils harmful is their composition of fatty acids. They have high amounts of omega 6 fatty acids which can cause serious damage to your health.

Here are reasons you should avoid regular use of vegetable oils.

They ruin fatty acid composition in body cells

Our bodies need a good ratio of fatty acids to maintain optimal health. The recommended ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s is 1:2 to 1:4. Unfortunately, vegetable oils have high amounts of omegas 6s, which makes them cause harmful chain reactions.

Vegetable oils cause inflammation

High omega 6s will cause inflammation. The only way to reduce inflammation caused by omega 6s is to consume high amounts of omega 3s, research says.

Vegetable oils increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Research shows that vegetable oils can increase risk of cardiovascular disease. This study also shows that high amounts of omega 6s in the blood can increase risk of heart disease.

Vegetable oils contain trans fats

Trans fats are toxic fats that have been modified to be solid at room temperature. Studies have linked them to cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Well, these oils contain up to 4.2 percent of trans fats.

Note that most processed and fried foods have trans fats.

They can cause asthma and eczema in kids

According to this study, high amounts of omega 6s in breast milk increase risk of asthma and eczema.

High risk of cancer

Study after study shows that high intake of omega 6 fatty acids increases risk of cancer. Increasing your intake of omega 3s will reduce cancer risk.

Vegetable oils can cause severe depression

A poor ratio of omega 3s and omega 6s can cause severe depression, research says.

Avoiding vegetable oils will reduce risk of diseases and improve your health.