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Canola Oil - Healthy or Harmful

Ok, I am so tired of all the myth and claims out there on the canola subject. Please read my article on researching and chocolate, because the 'anti-canola' articles are written like those on chocolate. Logic, anecdotal stories, and scare tactics. (But if you'd read my article on chocolate you'll realize logic is NOT always right, nor is it science. It's philosophy.

If there is a controversy, why not just avoid it?

1. BAD idea to through out everything controversial. Herbs, hydrotherapy, certain medications, all can be in our best interest, but can also be controversial.

2. Canola oil is an excellent source of Omega 3! A essential fatty acid we often do not get enough of!

With well established heart health benefits it is recognized by many health professional organizations including the American Dietetic Association, and American Heart Association, among others.

It has been extensively researched and no scientific study has proven a connection to any risk. Early studies seemed to suggest a possible link between canola oil and toxicity in rats. But further research confirmed that rats, do not metabolize any oil well, and therefore do not make good lipid research subjects. Unfortunately the flawed studies continue to be cited in error. There are some chemicals used in production like ANY other production like maple syrup or olive oil unless says 'cold pressed'. Research good sources/manufaturers.

Conservative health professionals and speakers such as Vickie Griffin MS, Hum Nutr; MPA; MACN, Brenda Davis RD - "Making Sense of Fats and Oils" article, Dr. Neil Nedley, MD, and many others. All recommend the use of canola oil and have done their own research into the matter.

I am not going to rewrite another article on this subject as there are plenty of great ones out there. Here are just a few for you to check out!

Learn more at Berkeley - INDEPENDENT of oil industry. http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food-safety/article/canola-oil-myths-and-truths

http://nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/canola.htm

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blcanola3.htm

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/canola.asp

 

 

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