Not many people know that canola oil may actually be detrimental to health.

Canola oil has long been a regular in health food stores’ supermarket shelves, largely due in part to its popularity that has spanned for nearly two decades. Canola oil remains to be hugely appealing to consumers, and is still the most preferred cooking oil in the restaurant industry. The oil is also known for its apparent benefits that include smaller waist lines, a healthy heart, and a cleaner environment.

However, not many people know that canola oil may actually be detrimental to health. Canola plant is a hybridized version of rapeseed, which undergoes a variety of chemical processes before turning into the popular canola oil. Rapeseed oil was once popular for its industrial use, but consuming it was associated with a variety of health woes. Because it is a hybrid of rapeseed, canola oil may prove to be not a very healthy choice, after all.

In addition, the canola plant was one of the very first organisms that were genetically modified. This means that the canola plant might have been exposed to tremendous amounts of pesticides. In line with this, this article will cite a few reasons why canola oil might be problematic.

  1. Questionable production Canola oil goes through an extensive manufacturing process that involves chemicals. The canola plant is pressed to extract the oil. Lye is then added to the oil to separate impurities. After that, the oil is washed and filtered before undergoing a bleaching process to remove the odor. “Like all modern vegetable oils, canola oil goes through the process of refining, bleaching, and degumming — all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized. The standard deodorization process removes a large portion of the omega-3 fatty acids by turning them into trans fatty acids…,” the Weston Price Foundation was quoted in saying on TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com.
  2. Chemical contamination Because it underwent extensive chemical processes, canola oil might be contaminated with hexane, a toxic byproduct of gasoline refining, health experts at the University at Berkeley cautioned.
  3. Accelerated rancidity Canola oil is known to turn rancid very quickly. When consumed, rancid oil may spur negative effects on the body’s overall health. Rancidity often indicates oxidation. “You know what happens when an apple is exposed to air? Oxidation is the process that turns it brown and makes it go bad. If you eat vegetable oils that are already oxidized from heat and light in processing, you are exposing your own healthy tissues to a volatile substance which will damage them…. Oxidation, or rancidity, is not only a major contributor to most degenerative diseases, it also causes inflammation. Excess inflammation in the body can cause anything from arthritis to more serious diseases such as Parkinson’s, bipolar moods, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorders,” an article in Food Renegade.com read.
  4. No cardiovascular benefits Contrary to popular belief, canola oil may offer no cardiovascular benefits at all. According to an article published on EmpoweredSustenance.com, multiple studies have shown that vegetable oils, such as canola oils, may actually increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The article also noted that while canola oil may reduce bad cholesterol levels, the effects were rather short-term.
  5. Organic canola oil is no different Even canola oils deemed organic still undergo various production processes, and may not have a healthier fatty acid profile compared with commercial varieties.

This article (5 Reasons You Should Never Use Canola Oil, Even if its Organic) was originally created and published by Natural News.

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Some time ago I heard that rapeseed oil was imported extensively from Canada into the USA in the 1940's for wartime use in submarines and other engines.  Apparently it's one of the few oils that will STICK TO METALS. Later they "fixed" it so it could be consumed.  I remember when canola first hit the market and was heavily promoted thru the media as a healthy and beneficial alternative to "vegetable oils". I always wondered "What is a canola?" until my drive through the northwest where we saw extensive fields of canola.  They are beautiful in bloom. Bright yellow.

As far as reducing "bad" cholesterol, one study showed that consuming 4 Brazil nuts with a meal lowered levels by as much as 20 points and for several weeks!  Of course, the whole "cholesterol" narrative has been debunked as ridiculous.

Thanks for the story on rapeseed VL.  Makes me want to gag thinking about what they put in it to unstick the oil.

Can not eat anything at take away bars or restaurants any longer. Mose of NZ food outlets use canola oil and other cheap byproducts.

I use good quality, local, pure virgin olive oil and coconut oil and often twice a day.  We also eat NZ butter without any guilt and no one living in my home is overweight.  We don't deep fry but we certainly don't shy away from the good oils.  What a difference this choice has made to my weight and health.  Cholesterol narrative is ridiculous indeed. Use healthy oil and forget the commercial stuff.

I have read that it strips the myelin sheath off the nerves- like stripping the insulation off your wiring! Demyelination. No good, organic or not.

It freaked me out to think that.... with all the heavy metals in the air, water and food, that canola oil may have been designed to enhance the transhuman agenda by facilitating the construction of nano computers inside living organisms. 

I've also noticed my ability to eat food prepared by restaurants has become limited. There's a sensation after eating such food that the digestive system simply refuses to process such food.  It sits there.  When that happens, I take a handful of activated charcoal.  It's how the medical establishment treats poison victims and works well!  What a strange world we are in.

Wow Linda - thanks for that info.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory, Protects Brain Against Alzheimer’s

http://thecontrail.com/group/grow-your-own-food-gardening/forum/top...

Did research years ago and called an organic company to inform them that canola is not organic. Of course nothing was done. Information I found reflected that it is a neurotoxin so now you know why its being massively put into the food supply.

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