Canola Oil – Yea or Nay?

Canola oil, which comes from a rapeseed plant, was first created in the early 1970s in Canada and was originally known as rapeseed oil (no surprise that the original name was eventually changed).

In 1995, Monsanto created a genetically modified version of rapeseed oil. To avoid the negative connotation of the word rape, they renamed it Canola, a hybrid of the words Canada and oil.

So what’s the problem?

Aside from the fact that over 90% of the canola oil in this country comes from GMO crops of just as much concern is the alarming methods used to create the oil before it reaches your supermarket shelf.

Ironically, it is NOT meant to discredit canola oil, but is from a science show called “How It’s Made” that explains/shows exactly how things are made.

Most vegetable oils such as corn oil, safflower oil, and soybean oil all go through an intense chemical and refining process, rendering a product that is inflammatory and damaging to our health.

Not to mention they are also high in the omega 6 fats, which when eaten in excess also create inflammation.

As with most things, we are partial to fats that have not been blasted with heat or washed with chemicals, but in their more natural state. These include olive oil, coconut oil, and ghee.

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