The modern world consumes more fast food and processed food that we’d like to admit – Hell, most of the people don’t even know what they are eating!
Back in 1956, the world was convinced that cooking oil was a better, tastier, and most importantly a more healthy choice as opposed to butter or lard. The world definitely fell for this malicious business and marketing trick and now we are starting to see the long-term effects of these toxic cooking oils.
Vegetable oils are cooking oils that have been extracted from various different seeds. The most common vegetable oil seed extraction comes from rapeseeds, soybean, corn, sunflower, safflower, and peanuts. While oils that are extracted from natural seeds seem to be harmless, this is not the case. Unlike olive oil or coconut oil, they have to be extracted through a process of pressing. The oils they are left with are chemically altered and are terrible for the human body.
Vegetable oils are bad because they contain very high levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs). These fats are dangerous because they are extremely vulnerable to damage from light, heat, and oxygen. These elements cause the fats to become oxidized, and when ingested they can cause obesity and diabetes. They clog up your arteries and are a leading cause of heart disease.
In one study, researchers oxidized soybean oil by heating it up multiple times. Afterward, they fed it to rats. The oxidized soybean oil caused inflammation, which raised the rats’ blood pressure and contributed to hypertension! There is no doubt that switching from vegetable oils to natural oils would extremely increase your overall health. A great natural substitute for vegetable oils is coconut oil.
Coconut oil happens to have a very high content of lauric acid. Lauric acid is a type of saturated fatty acid that mainly increases HDL, the healthy type of cholesterol that you want to be high. It is a great natural remedy for cooking oils!