Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Bad News about Canola Oil

Canola is bad oil, a bad fat.Canola is a bad oil, a bad fat. It is one of the worse things Whole Food Stores and other health food stores continue to sell. They need to change this. Look carefully at the labels of their prepared foods and you will see canola used as the oil frequently.

Olive oil comes from olives. Sesame seed oil comes from sesame seeds. But what is canola oil? Canola is actually a made up word for a genetically modified product derived originally from Canada.

Canola stands for 'Canadian oil low acid.' It is a Canadian invention and subsidized by the government. The subsidies make it very cheap to use, so almost all processed or packaged foods contain canola oil. Be sure to read the ingredients. Here is why!

Canola oil is developed from the rapeseed plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants. These oils have long been used for industrial purposes (in candies, lipsticks, soaps, inks, lubricants) It is an industrial oil....not a food!

Rapeseed oil is the source behind mustard gas, and on its own, it causes emphysema, respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness. But through the beauty of genetic modification, we now sell it as edible oil.

It has been marketed as wonder oil that is low in saturated fats with a beneficial omega-3 fatty acid profile. It is recognized by the American Dietetic Association and the American Heart Association based on the belief that the absence of saturated fats alone makes it healthy.

Deborah Mumm, The Allergy Queen
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1 comment:

sternfeldt said...

Very interesting Deborah! I have just put up a page on my alternative site on canola, with some explanations. My aim is not to write on oil as food, but I will mention some of this anyway, as I find it important. So it is put on my "to do list".
Kindly Anna