You may have heard a lot of talk lately about seed oils and the danger they pose to your health. Initially touted as “heart healthy” based on significantly flawed research, new research backed by 100’s of studies now shows seed oils to be hugely inflammatory and disease promoting.
WHAT ARE SEED OILS?
Seed oils are vegetable oils from the SEEDS of some plants that are usually chemically and forcefully extracted – think soybean, corn, safflower, canola (rapeseed), cottonseed, sunflower, rice bran, grapeseed. Other plant oils come straight from pressing the fruit itself – like coconut, avocado or olive and don’t have near the toxicity (if any) as “Seed oils”.
Seed oils are the “industrial” made oils that you see all over a conventional grocery store branded by big names.
They are used in EVERYTHING! Literally EVERYTHING! Almost impossible to avoid. Key word is ALMOST 😊
Even in Whole foods their daily prepared deli foods are saturated with canola oil. Even olive oil mayonnaise has more canola oil in it than olive oil. Deceived in marketing again!
Why do they do this, you ask? The almighty dollar – they are cheap and mass produced. And they support the “sick care system” by making society reliant on drugs and conventional “medicine” ways.
WHY ARE SEED OILS BAD?
It comes down to processing, what they contain and the by-products produced when heated.
Many commercial brands are chemically processed/extracted. Yes, you heard that correctly! A chemical is used to remove the oil from the seed. It’s hexane and you should look at what the CDC says about it HERE! I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really seen a lot of oil in corn!! It takes physical pressing extraction then chemical extraction using hexane to get oil from corn. Yummy! 😉
Seed oils are high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) including linoleic acid. Studies have shown significant damaging effects of PUFAs.
Linoleic acid is a precursor for all sorts of inflammatory molecules and many studies have shown that consumption of seed oils is directly related to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and many others.
HOW DID WE GET HERE WITH SEED OILS?
In 1965 the Rose Corn Oil Trial reported that corn oil may have lowered cholesterol but actually had more heart attack deaths than the control group. They concluded that corn oil should not be used to treat heart disease. However, in 1966 the Anti-Coronary Club Trial was released and was quite flawed we found out later. The control group wasn’t really “controlled” at all as smoking was allowed. The results showed that 39% of control group smoked vs 17.7% in the experimental group.
Of course, we now know the significance that smoking has on the risk of heart disease.
So when less members of the experimental/corn oil group had heart attacks they extrapolated that it must be the corn oil preventing it! Oy…to say the least.
Linoleic Acid does in fact lower blood cholesterol levels BUT has no effect on improving atherosclerosis (artery clogging) See this study.
Remember my blog/newsletter back a way discussing cholesterol being used as the sole marker for heart disease and how demonized it’s been for years? Well, here we go again. Linoleic acid can, in fact, lower cholesterol but you end up more inflamed and with more disease potential. While finding greater increase in death from heart disease (but lower cholesterol) they STILL pushed these poisonous chemicals on all of us.
As PUFAs were being pushed on unsuspecting consumers the rates of diseases started to skyrocket. Now, at about the same time three lovely Harvard scientists were also working on their lies to the medical community and consumers that fat (specifically animal fat) was the culprit of heart disease and sugar was fine. Remember that one? Leave it to good ‘ole Harvard to take money from the sugar industry to lie!
Image below from zeroacres.com
But we’ve now learned better.
We now know that Omega-3 fats are anti-inflammatory and throughout history we had a much better ratio of Omega 3: Omega 6 consumption – closer to 1:1. With the creation and push of industrial vegetable oils it has become about 1:20! No wonder we are so sick!
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?
Limit your intake of packaged food and restaurant food. As I said even “health food store prepared food” isn’t safe. Cook and eat most of your meals at home if you want to stay as healthy as possible.
What oils are safe?
My favs are:
- Grass-fed butter
- Pastured Pork Lard
- Grass-fed Ghee
- Coconut oil
Many love Grass-fed Beef Tallow. It’s wonderful as cooking oil – I just personally don’t like the flavor – even as much as I like steaks!
I use all of these depending on what/how I’m cooking and baking.
Does it make sense to consume an oil that has to be forcefully and chemically extracted? Or one that naturally occurs? It really IS that simple! Just remember last week’s blog and newsletter. Pushing the artificial sweeteners and “debunking” that they are unsafe. It’s a ploy to make you sick and they are ALL in on it – big medical establishments, Big pHARMa, insurance companies, governmental agencies. If there is one thing I have come to understand is how big the medical mafia complex is and how hard they want you to choose things you know inherently are against your own best self-interest.
Important note: Be careful of the word “Debunk”. It’s almost become a code word to for those that intend to keep you unhealthy and lead you astray from common sense. “Scientists have debunked…” That sentence is often going to steer you in the wrong direction and it’s almost ALWAYS the same players using it. USE COMMON SENSE!
Read your ingredients! Know what you are eating and remember if it doesn’t make logical sense then it’s probably not good for you😊
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