Is Canola Oil Dangerous For Your Health?
Did you know that canola may have an effect on neuro pathways? Neuro pathways are important for functions like:
“Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the mustard family of plants. Rape is the most toxic of all food-oil plants. Like soy, rape is a weed. Insects will not eat it; it is deadly poisonous! The oil from the rape seed is a hundred times more toxic than soy oil.” ~John Thomas.
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“It has been very much in vogue in health food circles to praise canola oil as a very healthy oil-high in polyunsaturates, while condemning tropical oils such as coconut or palm oil as being saturated and unhealthy. The high praise for canola is propaganda put forth by the Canadian government because canola, the genetically engineered form of rapeseed oil, is one of that nation’s chief export products. It cannot be certified ever, as organic. Any manufactured foodstuff with canola in it cannot be certified or called organic. Rapeseed oil contains toxic erucic acid…”
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…And for the scientifically inclined:
“This study was undertaken to determine the effects of canola oil on platelet characteristics, blood lipids and growth in exclusively formula-fed piglets… Piglets fed formulas with 100% canola oil had lower platelet counts than piglets fed formula soybean oil or the canola oil mimic. Platelet counts were lower, and platelet distribution width and volume were higher, when formulas with 100% canola or soybean rather than the blended oil formulas were fed. The results show that formula fat composition influences the developing hematological system and that canola oil suppresses the normal developmental increase in platelet count in piglets by a mechanism apparently unrelated to the formula …
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