Industrial seed oils are the highly processed oils extracted from soybeans, corn, rapeseed (the source of canola oil), cottonseed, sunflower and safflower seeds. Often advertised as “heart healthy” to use in place of the villainized animal fats we’ve thrived on for our entire human history, these oils are making us sick.
☠️ High in omega-6, they cause chronic inflammation
☠️ Highly unstable and oxidize easily from heat or light
☠️ Full of chemicals & additives in an attempt to prevent oxidation and rancidity
☠️ Nutrient poor & made from genetically modified plants
☠️ Dangerous toxic by-products when heated and reheated
☠️ Known contributor to a slew of chronic health problems
A major ingredient in processed foods, keep a high alert for those in prepared meals that have been cooked or will be cooked, because they shouldn’t be heated. Stay away from fried foods (including potato chips) like the plague.
Better cooking choices for high heat are tallow, lard, duck fat, butter, ghee, avocado and coconut oil. Olive oil and macadamia oil can also be used for light sautéing.
Watch out for industrial seed oils in your dips and salad dressings, and be sure to read the ingredients because I’ve found several commercial dressings labeled “olive oil & vinegar” only to find that they also contain canola or sunflower oil.
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