Dangers of Modern Vegetable Oils

 by Kristen Michaelis

Doctors tell you this is a fantastic cooking oil because it’s low in saturated fats, high in polyunsaturated fats, and has an Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio that’s considered favorable (about 3:1). Yet what they don’t tell you is that polyunsaturated fats are fragile and oxidize in heat. So cooking with canola oil (and other modern cooking oils) will create huge amounts of oxidized fatty acids (which are carcinogenic and lead to inflammation). Is it any surprise that since our culture started following conventional dietary wisdom by embracing these modern cooking oils in the late 1970s that our heart disease, obesity, and cancer rates have skyrocketed?

Yesterday, the second lesson in my new Beautiful Babies online course went live. The lesson attempts the impossible — an overview of the Dangers of Industrialized Food, including the dangers of modern vegetable oils.