Amongst the many different types of oil present in the market, canola oil or rapeseed oil is one of those oils typically used in delis, restaurants, for baking, in organic food stores and the deli bar. It’s cheap and plentiful. However, nearly all of the canola oil sold at the grocery store and supermarkets is genetically modified. And that’s not all…
Aside from this, there are lots of reasons why it is not good for you or your digestive system. As what the Natural News has reported:
“How does rapeseed oil magically turn into canola oil? It’s ‘deodorized’ with a chemical component Hexane – a vapor component of gasoline and is used to process oils and has been since World War II .The omega-3 fatty acids of processed canola oil are transformed during the deodorizing process into trans fatty acids. The reason why canola is particularly unsuitable for consumption is that it contains a very-long-chain fatty acid called erucic acid, which under some circumstances is associated with fibrotic heart lesions.”
The next time you munch on your favorite snacks like French fries or other foods cooked deep-fried in oil, asked the restaurant staff if what kind of oil they are using. If they say canola oil, maybe you can at least try to inform them about the possible health risk associated with the use of this oil.
Furthermore, Natural News states the reasons why the oil is not good for you:
- It depletes vitamin E.
- Increases the rigidity of membranes, which can trigger degenerative diseases
- Because Canola has high sulfur content, it goes rancid easily, which can exacerbate allergies and compound problems with bronchial or asthmatic issues.
- Human studies reveal canola causes increased the risk of lung cancers.
- Canola can shorten the lifespan of animals and lower platelet count.
- Daily canola consumption can raise your triglycerides by 40 percent.
- Canola oil molds quickly and inhibits enzyme function. It opens the door for free radicals, undermining natural antioxidants
We should have freedom when it comes to choosing the foods to eat. Opt for healthier oils like olive oil, grapeseed, coconut or ghee. Discontinue patronizing products made with canola oil, even if they were declared to be “healthy.”