Ditch the Canola Oil Now

Ditch that canola oil!

I could tell you that canola oil is highly processed, rancid, a damaged fat, and overflowing with free radicals, but watch this video on how it’s made and decide if it’s something you’d like to ingest. Don’t be fooled by the beginning, this oil is not good for you…

In the beginning they tell us it’s a good, healthy oil, but then they explain the whole process which includes high heat, chemical extraction, de-waxing, bleaching, and deodorizing. Gross. This oil is rancid. When you eat it, you’re eating damaged fat. This damaged fat is full of free radicals that can damage your cells. Read those labels! Canola oil is in many, many products. 

Canola is also one of the five leading genetically modified crops. I recently attended the Seeds of Doubt Conference in Broomfield, CO which was an educational event exploring the impact of GMOs on our health, environment, and our future. I heard the latest research on GMOs from Don Huber, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, Dr. Robert Rountree, an international speaker and educator in Functional Medicine, and Jeffrey Smith, best selling author of Seeds of Deception. They were all very passionate speakers with scientific research and studies backing up their lectures. I was blown away. The bottom line is that I will never intentionally eat anything that has been genetically modified and if you value your health, you shouldn’t either. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine reported, “several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food.”  These include infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in the major organs and in the gastrointestinal system. 

Want to avoid GMOs?

#1 Buy organic

Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients

#2 Look for Non-GMO Project Seals 

This is a third party product verification program

#3 Avoid At-Risk Ingredients

The 8 GM foods are:

Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed, Sugar Beets, Hawaiian Papaya, and a small amount of Zucchini and Yellow Squash. Also the derivatives of these products like soy lecithin, cornstarch, corn syrup.