I have read some very interesting posts by Naume G., so I suggested she look into Canola Oil. Well, she did, and this is her post.
In my last post, I looked at the debunking of the war on saturated fat which showed that the fat was getting some undeserved bad rap. One brilliant reader suggested that I do some research on canola oil as a follow-up to that article, and so here we are today looking at the controversy surrounding canola oil. Initially, I was confused because as far as I knew, canola oil is beneficial to health. Turns out there is a lot going on with this oil, and there is some debate on whether it is good or bad.
A brief history
Canola oil is the product of rapeseed oil modification that was undertaken by Canadian scientists back in the day to make the oil safe for human consumption. In its original state, the rapeseed oil contained erucic acid and glucosinolates. Erucic acid has links to heart muscle damage, and…
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