(Natural News) People think because they’re shopping at a popular “natural foods” retailer that whatever they pick up is always a safe, clean and healthy option compared to traditional, conventional grocery stores. Wrong.
Ever heard of rapeseed oil? If you’re a NaturalNews “regular,” you have. Most countries around the world grow rapeseed to produce its oil for diesel fuel, but in America, we eat it. Even though rapeseed is toxic to humans because it contains 50 percent erucic acid, a Canadian scientist conspired with the FDA long ago to lower its acid content to meet FDA standards for human consumption, renamed it Canola (short for “Canadian oil low acid”), and now it’s Canada’s number one export to the good ole’ United States.
We feed it to animals (including humans) because it doesn’t make them sick right away, and it’s very cheap. Canola oil coagulates in the blood over time. We feed it to cows, pigs, chickens, and unsuspecting humans. Canola and rapeseed are excellent insect repellents, by the way. Plus, rapeseed “oil cake” is also used as a fertilizer in China. What a versatile plant, huh?
The FDA prohibits canola oil from being used in infant formula – shouldn’t we know why?
Retailers sell canola oil straight up and “cold pressed.” Wow. Does it really matter if you cold-press something that coagulates in the blood and causes clogs and eventually dementia? Several manufacturers and retailers brag about canola oil that’s organic, meaning it doesn’t contain any chemicals and isn’t genetically modified. Well then, would you eat glue that was “all natural?” Many cold prepared “salads” available at a prepared food bar are mixed with canola oil. Why? canola oil has virtually no flavor, it’s heat stable and guess what? It almost never spoils.
If you leave canola oil outside in the open air in a bowl, no insects will go near it, and after several weeks, it looks like cement glue. Watch this video below for proof. This guy used a popular brand of 100 percent canola oil that’s expeller-pressed with no solvents and only seven percent saturated fat.
The food industry in general goes to great lengths to suppress the facts and the hidden dangers about canola oil. Maybe canola oil, after all the processing, isn’t exactly rapeseed anymore, but it still comes from rapeseed. Rapeseed has been shown to cause brain and nervous system damage to animals. It also causes breathing problems. Another study revealed that canola oil consumption caused vitamin E deficiency in piglets, and that led to excessive bleeding and anemia. Is that why we don’t find canola in baby food?
Canola oil is banned in infant foods in America due to safety concerns. Many studies cite concerns with visual function of babies due to the effects of linoleic acid ratios. Other studies cite concerns with unnatural weight gain. Canola oil has a very high level of trans fat, even up to 40 percent in some brands. Trans fats have been clinically proven to trigger weight gain, and they also cause fat, which is stored throughout the body, to get transferred to the abdominal area.
The continued consumption of canola oil leads to chronic inflammation, a weakened immune system, and the stopping of the body from producing appetite-controlling neurotransmitters (such as dopamine and serotonin). This in turn slows down your muscle cells’ ability to use glucose for energy, resulting in insulin surges and the increase of fat storage. Ready for the bad news? Trans fat is linked to higher risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
One study done at the Health Research and Toxicology Division of the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture found that regular consumption of canola oil gave high blood pressure to rats and killed them quickly. Is that because it coagulates in the blood like glue? And you thought gluten allergies were your greatest food toxin concerns. That “heart healthy” oil could be the WORST thing you can eat for your heart after all – how ironic.
Canola, canola, it’s everywhere – so beware. Canola pervades the modern shopping experience, even at health food stores – from French fries to mayonnaise; from tahini to hummus; from potato chips to corn chips; from pesto to egg salad; from pasta salad to chicken salad; from potato salad to macaroni salad; from roasted nuts to frozen dinners; from veggie burgers to frozen pizzas, the list just goes on. Big name retailers simply love canola oil because it’s so cheap and significantly prolongs the shelf life of foods that are mixed and processed with it, but it shortens human life. Do they care?