Is The Oil You Cook With Killing You?

October 20, 2019

Are you using any of these oils?

 

Corn, soybean, canola, sunflower, peanut, cottonseed, safflower?

 

If you answered yes, stop!

 

 
 
These oils are terrible for your health. They are proven to cause heart disease, cancer and liver damage.

 

They are called vegetable oils (which is a bit of a lie, how can a ‘vegge’ be unhealthy?)

 

Vegetable oils have only been in use for the last 100 or so years. Before that, we didn’t have the technology to extract them. 

 

They are actually made from seeds, not vegetables, and require an industrial process to make them. This process involves pressing at high pressure and extracting more oil using solvents such as hexane, a volatile hydrocarbon similar to gasoline. The oils are then refined by heating to a high temperature and adding sodium hydroxide, and finally, degummed, bleached, and deodorised.

 

Without knowing anything else about it, I already don’t want this substance in my body.

 

 

 

Vegetable oils cause heart disease and raise death rates.

 

Data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study found that the intervention group that had replaced saturated fat with vegetable oils had a death rate from all causes that was 62% higher than the control group, and 70% higher for cardiovascular disease.

 

 

Vegetable oils cause cancer

 

Israel has one of the highest dietary polyunsaturated/saturated fat ratios in the world. In fact, Israeli Jews may be regarded as a population-based dietary experiment of the effect of a high omega-6 PUFA diet, a diet that until recently was widely recommended. Despite such national habits, there is paradoxically a high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, obesity, and insulin resistance syndrome. There is also an increased cancer incidence and mortality rate, especially in women, compared with western countries.

 

 

Vegetable oils cause liver damage

 

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is strongly associated with obesity and insulin resistance and has been increasing by leaps and bounds. Humans with NAFLD have a higher ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fats in their livers, which is the result of high consumption of omega-6 fats and low consumption of omega-3 fats.

Coinciding with the increased consumption of vegetable oils over the past few decades, not only has there been an increase in NAFLD, but other inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

 

Processed foods are loaded with vegetable oils

 

It all has to do with the high levels of omega-6 polyunsaturated fat in them. 

 

Look at the label of the salad dressing in your fridge. Most likely it will name vegetable oil as it’s 1st or 2nd ingredient. You just made your healthy salad unhealthy.

 

A packet of chips has it’s 2nd ingredient listed as vegetable oil.

 

 

All fast food is cooked in vegetable oil.

 

Pretty much any can or bag of processed food you find lists vegetable oil as an ingredient.

 

 

What’s the answer? How can you avoid this garbage ‘food’?

 

Simple.

 

Eat whole, unprocessed food. That means meat, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, nuts. 

 

Don’t eat anything that comes in a manufactured bag or box, or anything that has been through an industrial process.

 

If you need oil for salads or other foods, use high-quality olive oil, a healthy fat that has been used for thousands of years.

 

However, for cooking at a higher heat, use grass-fed butter, ghee, or coconut oil. 

 

Your healthy body will thank you.

 

 

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