3. Gut Disruption
One of the first things you learn about gluten is it’s ability to disrupt gut flora and function. A lot of the improvements you see in your body when you go gluten-free are due to the healing of systemic inflammation as your body is no longer spending every waking minute attacking ingested gluten or your own tissue depending on your condition.
Unfortunately, if you’re consuming vegetable oils, you’re not able to heal completely. If you’re following strategies to heal your gut, but you’re still consuming vegetable oils, you’re taking one step forward and two steps back.
4. Immune Suppression
If you’re tired of getting sick — which is a huge annoyance, right? — then you have to do things that strengthen your immune system. Since your gut houses 80% of your immune system, keeping your gut functioning properly and your healthy gut flora happy goes a long way toward sick-proofing yourself.
Vegetable oils — and the inflammation they promote — disrupt gut flora and function, effectively suppressing your immune system. If you want to get sick less often, ditching the vegetable oils is a big step in the right direction.