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Canola Oil Is Not a Healthy Oil

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by PAUL FASSA

 

Just because Whole Foods uses it on their in-house prepared foods doesn’t mean it is actually a healthy oil. If you’ve been keeping up, you should know by now Whole Foods is a business cashing in on health trends without any regard for promoting and preserving what’s actually healthy.

Whole Foods was involved with promoting the current soon to be signed GMO “Dark Act, a measure dressed up as a compromise and hidden in another bill. This soon-to-be law overrides states rights to label, even retroactively.

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After all the trouble Vermonters went through to create their GMO labeling law that only just went into effect this July, it will now be revoked by this federal law.

Instead, a very toothless labeling law that doesn’t even enforce its barcode system, which requires being read by smartphones only, and is so full of loopholes of what a GMO is that it’s likely to allow most genetically engineered foods to pass through.

 

Thanks for the non-GMO help Whole Foods. After all, the cheap Canola oil used in your in-house made foods is probably GMO.

Canola Oil: What It Is Really

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First of all there is no canola seed or plant. Canola oil comes from rapeseed plant seeds, which despite its ugly name yields a high amount of oil. Originally, that oil wasn’t fit for human consumption. So it was used industrially, similar to motor oil’s machinery protection. What made it unfit for humans was erucic acid, which can lead to fatty deposits in the heart muscles of animals and humans.

But over time with hybrid breeding, versions of rapeseed plant seeds eliminated most of the erucic acid, making that toxin a non-issue today. So even if a crop of rapeseed  (canola oil) is among the ten percent or so of “Canola” seeds that are not genetically modified to be Roundup Ready, the processing of this oil makes it a health hazard.

 
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When you purchase foods made with Canola oils, which is a very cheap processed oil, it is very likely to be GMO because 80-90% of Canola comes from Roundup Ready rapeseed seeds to allow heavy glyphosate spraying.

So how come it’s called Canola Oil instead of rapeseed oil now? Well, Canada had a lot of rapeseed plants growing and wanted to encourage and support farmers growing it, so the renamed rapeseed oil Canola. Can stands for Canada and ola represents factors involving oil and its low erucic acid content. Canola oil means Canadian oil.

This oil is heavily processed with high heat and partially hydrogenated to create longer shelf life. Partially hydrogenated oils are trans-fats. How come the Canola labels say no trans-fats? The FDA allows processed food manufacturers to round down so that anything less than .5 grams per serving can be listed as zero grams.

Chemically deodorizing Canola oil with hexane and bleaching it as well as the high heating processes make Canola oil very unhealthy. Despite terrible results from animal testing resulting in all sorts of diseases from Canola oil, the Canadian government and Canola industry paid the FDA $50 milllion to obtain GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status.

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If you see Canola oil as one of two or three possibilities on a food label, realize it’s probably Canola oil that’s used because it’s the cheapest. As you know, cheap is best when it comes to healthy food. The processed food industry, FDA, and Whole Foods says it’s so (sarcasm intended).

All highly processed plant food oils are very inflammatory. Cold pressed oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, flax seed, and others that are not heated but cold pressed are the oils that should be used for good health.

Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are well received by truth seekers. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.

Sources include:
http://www.truthaboutabs.com
Image: flickr/vegan-baking

Article originally published on RealFarmacy.com republished with permission

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