Seed Oil: The Evil 8 to Avoid

You’ve most likely been hearing more about this in recent years. 
It all centers around the word, INFLAMMATION. ​

An inflamed body is a sick body.

Much of this information is adapted from my colleague T.C. Luoma at T-Nation.

There are eight (8) industrial seed oils that you should probably eliminate from your diet as quickly as possible.

They are:
-Canola oil
-Corn oil
-Cottonseed oil
-Soybean oil
-Sunflower oil
-Safflower oil
-Grapeseed oil
-Rice bran oil 
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WHAT ARE INDUSTRIAL SEED OILS?

People used to cook with butter, lard, or ghee because that’s what was available.That was until some enterprising businessmen in the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw an opportunity.

A chemist named Edwin Kayser acquired a couple of patents to hydrogenate cottonseed oil (a process that enables the oil to stay solid at room temperature).

He contacted William Procter and James Gamble. (P&G).They realized what Kayser was offering and saw a massive opportunity.

They settled on “Crisco,” which was short for “crystallized cottonseed oil.”Unfortunately, cottonseed oil had earned the status of “toxic waste,” so naming it Crisco was important.

Sadly, Crisco was introduced to the buying public in 1911.

It became the first of many such industrial oils dumped on the market.

Soybean oil was next, followed by canola, corn, and safflower oil.

All these oils were cheap to make and inexpensive to buy.

Also, unlike more natural products, they didn’t require refrigeration.
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What’s Wrong with Industrial Seed Oils?
Inflammation.

The problem is that after the seeds are harvested, they’re heated to really high temperatures, which oxidizes the fatty acids.

Oxidation is a simple chemical reaction when a molecule loses some electrons.  However, it makes the molecule unstable.

Consequently, when you introduce oxidized fatty acids into your body, they don’t act like they’re supposed to.

They end up damaging vital molecules, including DNA and proteins.

This can lead to cellular damage and disease.
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How Do I Avoid Industrial Seed Oils?

1. Throw out all those half-empty bottles of corn, cottonseed, canola, soybean, sunflower, safflower, and peanut (yes, even peanut) oil.
2. Cook with 100% Australian Cold-Pressed Macadamia Nut Oil.  It’s cold-pressed, high heat stable (515-degrees), contains more healthy omega-3 fats than olive oil and has a rich buttery taste.
3. Stop eating processed foods. How do you tell it’s processed?   If it comes in a can, bag or box, chances are it’s processed. Alternatively, you can ask yourself if your great-grandmother would recognize the item as food. 

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