While a very small amount of omega-6 fats are necessary for health ( there is as much as 40 or even 60 times too much in the American diet), these vegetable oils contribute to overproduction of neuromodulatory lipids called endocannabinoids that are responsible for signaling hunger to the brain.
Endocannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors in our brains and body. Using more familiar language, these marijuana receptors are in all humans. Yes, we have on average 2,000,000 or them. Marijuana is famous for giving people the “munchies”. You can consider omega-6 vegetable oils the marijuana of fatty acids.
Have you wondered why it is an act of will to stop eating corn, soy, or sunflower oil laden snacks?
Have you wondered why your organic salad with organic omega 6 oil leaves you hungry later? And you can’t resist overeating?
Try an experiment. Eat food made with grass fed butter, coconut oil, palm oil, or grass fed beef fat (tallow) and see if they leave you hungry later.