What kind of "OIL" do you cook with?
Okay . . . so this is one of my biggest "pet peeves" when it comes to what is "Healthy" and what is "Not"
So let's take today to understand what we're really putting into our body.
First . . . oils come from many different plants and from fish. However, "Oils" are NOT a food group, but they do provide essential nutrients. Some of the most commonly consumed oils of today include: canola, corn, cottonseed, olive, safflower, soybean, sunflower, sesame, avocado and coconut oil.
So which ones are good for you and which are bad? Well . . . we all know about monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats. But what about the hidden factors?
The 2 worst oils for you to consume?
1. Canola oil is GMO! And there is no such thing as a Canola plant in nature! Canola oil is actually a modified version of "rapeseed" oil. The "rape" plant (in the mustard family), contains "cyanide-containing compounds" and wild animals and even insects avoid it in nature, The refining process of deodorizing and bleaching to become canola oil involves exposing rapeseed oil to high heat, which greatly reduces the omega 3 content. Not good!!! And consumption of this "GMO Oil" has been linked to muscular disorders and fatty degeneration of the heart, kidneys, adrenals and thyroid gland. Canola oil is cheap to produce, so they've spent a lot of money trying to convince you to think it's a "healthy" oil. This way consumers, restaurants, institutions, etc., will buy it up as their main oil of choice.
But, since the industrial revolution, rapeseed oil has been an important component of lubricants for ships and steam engines because unlike most oils, it sticks to metal. And around World War II, a intensive program began to breed a rapeseed edible plant for humans. Canola is a GMO crop.
2. Another bad oil would be Cottonseed oil. This is an industrial plant saturated with pesticides! Thousands of commercially produced foods contain cottonseed oil, everything from canned foods to chips and other packaged items. However, cotton is "NOT' a food crop, and therefore is "NOT" treated like an edible crop but instead an industrial one. Virtually anything can be sprayed on cotton plants to ward off insects and induce growth. Dangerous poisons are used on cotton crops, with these toxins working their way deep into the plants, literally transforming them into toxic organisms.
While it may be okay for making pants and shirts,cottonseed oil is truly "not" safe to consume. The majority of cotton plants are genetically modified - altered at the molecular level. Even though we are not eating the cotton plant directly, the extracted oil contains the same properties as the plant. Besides a high amount of Omega 6 fatty acids (NOT good), cottonseed oil has a similar protein structure to peanuts, so people who are allergic to peanuts may have a serious allergic reaction t to this oil as well. However, the FDA does not require an allergy label on this oil - even though peanut oil can be fatal.
These are just 2 of the oils that devastate our health in so many ways.