The information we are learning is changing every day. In this case that is a good thing. When I was growing up the thought was that corn oil and canola oil were good for you. There are still many people that havenít learned otherwise. Instead of those oils I exclusively use Organic Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil, and a little Organic Butter once in a while. These are more expensive, but well worth the price.
The corn, canola, and soybean oil companies do not want the consumers to know these hidden facts about their products. These products were never meant for consumption by living organisms. They were mean for industrial purposes such as lubricating equipment, mixing paints, and even the next generation of fuel for automobiles. Industries realized that they were cheaper to produce than healthy fats and oils, and since many are by-products, they are plentiful.
Dangers of Vegetable Oils
The minute amounts of oils found in whole grain corn and soybeans are healthy, bound to the antioxidants that prevent them from being dangerous. However, as a mass produced product, manufacturers needed the oil to keep longer. The fatty acids found in grains turn rancid rather quickly after being separated from the product.
To make them last longer the antioxidants and phytochemicals are removed; the oil is processed using chemicals such as hexane and chlorine bleach. Then they are deodorized. Further, most oils have food coloring and preservatives added as well as chemicals to mask the smell of the rancid oils.
Damage done to the body by these rancid refined oils includes: loss of vision, disruption of the central nervous system, respiratory illness, anemia, constipation, low birth weights, irritability, problems thinking, and foggy memory. Long term use causes increased risk of cancer, increased risk of atherosclerosis, increase in heart attacks and strokes, digestive disorders, pain sensations, and a host of other problems associated with poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies.
Where They Come From
Canola oil comes from genetically engineered rapeseed. Rapeseed is easy to produce because it is so toxic not even insects want it. It was originally used as a lubricant for machinery in small industries. It has been proven to cause lung cancer and heart disease. It was originally used in Europe in farm animal feeds. These animals went blind, began exhibiting various diseases, and finally went mad and began attacking people.
Soybean oil comes from soybeans of course; while the mass media glorifies the soybean, it really has a dark side. Soybeans and soybean oil are not health foods. Soybean product consumption is linked to infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia, Type1 diabetes, and precocious puberty in children fed soy formula. "Clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, cognitive, immune system breakdown, and even heart disease and cancer," Says Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CCN. Dr. Mercola says, "Soy formula...also has over 1,000 percent more aluminum than conventional milk based formulas."
Corn Oil's polyunsaturated acids are the prime requirements for cancer growth. Long-term corn oil use is associated with colon cancers because it inhibits an enzyme used to prevent cancer growth. Further, Japanese researchers have found that long-term use of con oil and other corn products increases mortality rates and esophageal cancers.
Change Your Oil
The reason these oils have such a negative effect on the body is simply because they are indigestible. They inhibit the natural enzyme functions of the body that turn fats into fuel and vitamins into chemicals the body can absorb, and they bind to minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium. However, the effects are not immediately felt; the onset of health complications often takes ten or more years before symptoms begin to show up and have a dramatic effect on the body.
Switching from a diet high in these polyunsaturated and refined vegetable oils to one with raw or at least minimally processed medium chain fatty acids can thus reduce our risk of cancer, heart disease, and various other diseases associated with these dangerous refined oil products.
1. Karinya: Canola Oil (0102 July 22) http://www.karinya.com/canola.htm
2. Shirleys Wellness Cafe: Soy Linked to Many Human and Animal Chronic Health Conditions (2010 July 22) http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.c...
3. Mercola.com: The Darkside of Americans Favorite Foods Revealed (2010 July 22) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...
4. Zhion.com: Corn Nutrition Values (2010 July 22) http://www.zhion.com/herb/Corn.html