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What are PUFAs and Why You Have to Avoid Them?


In order to be healthy, you need a strong immune system because each disease or condition can be tracked down to immunodeficiency or weak immunity. There are many factors like stress, hormonal imbalance, viral infections, toxins exposure, etc. which affect the immune system negatively. However, there is one more factor which is often overlooked and that is the consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). You can even come across articles saying the opposite – that these fatty acids are good for your health but let us see why that is not correct. Which foods contain polyunsaturated fats and why do you need to avoid them or limit their consumption?

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What are the PUFAs?

These polyunsaturated fatty acids are specific lipids which do not contain a hydrogen atom at the end of their molecular structure. For example, the saturated fatty acids molecules have all their hydrogen atoms in place. The absence of a hydrogen atom makes the molecule prone to free radicals, that is why these fats are easily oxidized by air and temperature. They are very unstable and the temperature at which they oxidize is really low. When these unsaturated lipids are in the cells, they increase the oxidative stress contributing to the damage and aging of the cell. 

Why Should You Avoid them?

Although there is a big controversy around polyunsaturated fats as some experts advise people to increase their consumption for better health, they actually have inflammatory properties due to their highly reactive nature. While they suppress the thyroid function, their consumption will lead not only to slow metabolism but also to weight gain and hormonal imbalances. They also put a great deal of load on the liver which is the main eliminating organ in the body. Following a PUFAs-free diet will have many benefits for your health such as stable blood sugar levels, improved metabolism, better skin, improved digestion and easier detoxification. 

A List of the Foods Which Contain PUFAs

Although there are traces of PUFAs in most of the vegetables and oils, a small amount of them is very unlikely to cause any trouble. However, most of the liquid cooking oils extracted from nuts and seeds contain mostly polyunsaturated fats. Also, all of the commercially grown animal products like beef, poultry and eggs contain them as the animals have been fed with corn and soy. Here is the list of the oils and foods that you need to avoid:

  • Soybean oil
  • Grape seeds oil
  • Canola oil
  • Corn oil
  • Walnuts oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Flax seeds oil
  • Peanut oil 
  • Margarine and generic vegetable oil
  • Fish oil
  • Nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc., (macadamia is low in PUFAs) 
  • Seeds like chia seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • Commercially grown animals and eggs
  • Fatty farmed fish like salmon
  • All processed packed foods like chips, bars, biscuits etc.
  • Soy products
  • Corn
  • Fried potatoes and other deep fried foods
  • Frozen, pre-cooked and restaurant food

How to Avoid PUFAs and What to Use Instead? 

First of all, try to use mostly saturated fats for cooking like coconut oil, butter, tallow, ghee and olive oil. Limit the times when you eat out and consume nuts and seeds very moderately. If there are days when you have eaten a lot of PUFAs, try to balance this with the consumption of more saturated fats as it is known that saturated fats diminish the negative effects from the polyunsaturated fats. If you consume animal products, choose grass-fed and organic whenever that is possible. If you are vegan or vegetarian, try to eat more coconut oil, avocados and olive as your main source of fat. Taking a supplement of vitamin E is beneficial when dealing with the effects of PUFAs and it is a powerful antioxidant. 

Support Your Liver

Including antioxidants in your diet like fresh berries and fruits, ashwagandha, rhodiola, etc. will support the function of the liver in eliminating all the toxins from the free radicals. Such herbs and supplements are protecting the cells from the oxidative stress caused by the polyunsaturated fats. Starting your day with lemon water is a small step but it can change the metabolism of fats in your body and will also support your liver. 

Use a cold laser daily for at least two weeks. Cold laser therapy is known to have many benefits and it is highly effective when dealing with various conditions. While it is non-invasive, it is a great alternative to medications and is a huge support to every detoxification. You can apply coMra on your liver to support its function every evening on 5Hz for two week for ten to twenty minutes. This can be combined with other treatment protocols. Cold laser therapy is providing additional energy on a cellular level, inducing the inherent healing abilities of the body and assisting it in the elimination of the free radicals which cause aging, diseases and cell damage.

To start using coMra, first search your health issue in the coMra User Guide. If you can find it, start applying the relevant to it treatment protocol. If you do not find it, start with coMra Universal 3 and coMra Universal 5 protocols. If you have questions and need support by an expert, please contact us.

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