Various kinds of processed edible oils are available for consumption today. Olive oil is considered the healthiest choice.
Unfortunately, manufacturers are not selling pure vegetable oil as it is stated on the label. In order to extract the vegetable oil, extreme chemicals and high heat processors are used during the production process.
Moreover, the vegetable oil is extracted from cottonseed and soybeans, which are actually considered a waste.
A typical example of extreme processing is canola oil, as the process involves numerous stages of processing.
Many people believe that by using olive oil or canola oil, they chose a healthier option. The reality is – there is no healthy option.
According to data on oil consumption, the consumption has increased considerably between 1970 and 2005. While the consumption of processed vegetable oil is on the rise, consumption of natural fat remains the same.
The number of people who suffer from different diseases has also increased during the period from 1970 to 2005. Diabetes, obesity and cancer are among those diseases.
When vegetable oil is consumed, the fats end up in cell membranes, where they easily become oxidized. Oxidized fats cause your cell membranes get sick and eventually die.
When it comes to the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 acids, the level of omega-6 should be lower than omega-3. Ratios should include 1:2.5, 1:4, 1:5, and 1:10. Anything higher than the suggested ratios increases the risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
It is highly recommended to try to avoid oils made from canola, corn, cottonseed, grapeseed, margarine, peanut, rapeseed, soybean, safflower, and sunflower.