Is Canola Oil Bad for You? Dangers, Substitutes and More – Dr. Axe
Why is canola oil so bad for you? For three main reasons, most canola oil today can be very harmful to your body:
Over 90 percent of canola oil is genetically modified.
Canola oil is a refined oil that’s often partially hydrogenated to increase its stability, but this increases its negative health effects.
It’s been linked to increased inflammation in animal studies, and chronic inflammation is believed to be at the root of most diseases.
It’s for these two reasons that I recommend you switch to healthier oil alternatives that I list below.
What can it do to you? There have been no long-term, viable studies done on GMO canola oil, but there are reports that it has caused many kidney, liver and neurological health issues.
This makes sense since there are other reports that GMO products like corn and soy also can cause negative health effects. So if you’re comparing soy or corn oil vs canola oil, I would say avoid them all!
Is vegetable oil bad for you? According to the Weston A. Price Foundation and fat experts Sally Fallon and Mary Enig:
Like all modern vegetable oils, canola oil goes through the process of refining, bleaching and degumming — all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized. The standard deodorization process removes a large portion of the omega-3 fatty acids by turning them into trans fatty acids.