Processed Oil is Not a Whole Food
- How it’s made in under 2 mins
- What are the Benefits of oil
- What are healthy Fats
- Alternative ways to “Fry” (if you must)
- What is Cold pressed oil and why is it Better
How is Oil “Refined”
Processed of Chemical refinement including:
- Solvent (nhexane) A Constituent of Gasoline – and further explained in the research here
- Sodium Hydroxide (AKA Caustic Soda)
- Bleach to lighten the oil
Oil is an extremely processed substance that has no nutrients, whatsoever.
Let that sink in!
Manufacturers take whole foods and take all the fiber and nutrients away and leave the fat to make oil., making it a highly processed food.
Processed Oil Has Very Few if Any Micronutrients
Some oils do have omega 3 fatty acids, but usually, it’s so minuscule that you’re not getting much bang for your caloric buck when ingesting them. You can actually end up gaining weight, clogging your arteries, or worse if you are using processed oil as a way to get in essential fatty acids. There are better ways.
Studies have been published since 1986 on the Edward of saturated fats such as cooking oils.
“A reduction in total dietary fat is recommended to reduce the current high cancer mortality.”The Science
But in a study published in the BMJ, researchers re-analyzed data from older unpublished studies and found the link between vegetable oil and heart health may not hold. They revealed that it’s possible that too much vegetable oil could actually increase the risk of heart disease — rather than decrease it.Re-evaluation of the traditional diet-heart hypothesis: analysis of recovered data from Minnesota Coronary Experiment (1968-73)
“When fats and oils are heated the molecular structure changes, producing chemicals called aldehydes that may cause heart disease and cancer.”
“… sunflower oil and corn oil produced aldehydes at levels 20 times higher than recommended by the World Health Organisation….”De Montford University
Healthy Fats from Plants
Plants you can eat to get healthy fats into your diet. The healthy fats in these plants actually benefit your health on an oil-free plant-based diet.
- Avocados – Rich and creamy, the avocado has about 322 calories and is made up of almost half fat. But, it has no trans fatty acids, no cholesterol, and only 5 grams of saturated fat. For this, you also get vitamin A, C, Iron, and Calcium with a nice dose of dietary fiber to help with digestion.
- Nuts – Full of unsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E and a substance called sterols, which help lower your cholesterol along with L-arginine which keeps your blood flowing helping to avoid blood clots. Nuts are good for you in moderation (unless you have an allergy or other applicable medical condition).
- Seeds – Hemp, chia, sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds are amazing additions to a healthy plant-based diet. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, low in bad fats, full of fiber, protein, and even calcium. Add them to your salads or oatmeal. You can also blend them into some fruit for delicious and heart healthy dressings.
- Bananas – Who doesn’t love a delicious banana? It’s packaged just right to take it on the go and is almost a perfect food for plant-based eaters. You can make nice cream, smoothies; use it to replace fat in baking and more. It’s full of wonderful nutrients, the carbs you need with the right amount of healthy fat a good kick of potassium, fiber and more which make it the perfect post-workout food.
In addition to these amazing oil-free plant-based foods, you can add coconut, olives, edamame, etc. These additions to your diet will fill you up, make you feel satisfied, and keep you healthy without adding oils to your diet.
The headlines on cooking oils that cause cancer:
“scientists have warned that frying food in vegetable oil releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer”
“According to Martin Grootveld, a professor of bioanalytical chemistry and chemical pathology, “a typical meal of fish and chips”, fried in vegetable oil, contained as much as 100 to 200 times more toxic aldehydes than the safe daily limit set by the World Health Organisation.”