Sunday, August 06, 2017

I think I'll stick with olive oil

P.D. Mangan writes at Rogue Health and Fitness,
Vegetable oils are better called industrial seed oils, since they’re made from seeds, not vegetables, and require an industrial process to make them in any volume. Oils that people have commonly used for a long time, such as olive oil, are not industrial seed oils and come from, in the case of olive oil, a fruit with a high fat content the oils of which are relatively easily extracted.

The manufacturing process for vegetable oils involves pressing at high pressure, and extracting more oil using solvents such as hexane, a volatile hydrocarbon similar to gasoline. The oils are then refined by heating to a high temperature and adding sodium hydroxide (lye), and finally, degummed, bleached, and deodorized.

Without knowing anything else about it, I already know that I don’t want this industrial substance in my body, much less in the massive quantities most people consume.

...vegetable oils, aka industrial seed oils, can cause heart disease, cancer, and a host of other maladies.

And, in general, food companies have contaminated a whole host of foods with the stuff. What’s the answer? How can we avoid this garbage “food”?

Eat whole, unprocessed food. That means meat, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, nuts. Don’t eat anything that comes in a manufactured bag or box, or anything that has been through an industrial process.

If you need oil for salads or other foods, use olive oil, a healthy fat that has been used for thousands of years.

However, for cooking at higher heat, use lard, ta
Read more here.

1 comment: to the radio said...

I prefer canola oil for my salads.
And I miss the days when French fries were cooked in beef tallow.