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    Default The Canola Oil Marketing Deception

    And after all these good points, he doesn't even mention that most rapeseed (canola) is GM.

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    Have you been lied to about the health benefits of canola oil?


    If you've been following my fitness newsletters for some time, you may have noticed that I NEVER include canola oil in any of my recipes or any of my lists of healthy foods.
    Many people have asked me why, because all they hear in the mainstream media is that canola oil is "heart healthy" and a good source of monounsaturated fats similar to olive oil.
    Well, first of all, you need to realize that much of what you hear in the mainstream media has been influenced by heavy handed marketing tactics by big food companies. Canola oil is cheap for them to produce so they want to fool you into thinking it's a "health oil" so that people, restaurants, etc will buy it up as their main oil of choice.

    The dirty truth about canola oil
    Yes, it's true that canola oil is high in monounsaturates, but let me explain why canola oil is anything but "healthy".
    Canola oil is made from something called rapeseed. Rapeseed actually had to be bred over the years to reduce the percentage of a problematic component of rapeseed, which is erucic acid.

    Important note on canola oil "urban legends": There is a problem with most websites that DEFEND canola oil, saying that internet "urban legends" on the dangers of canola oil are unfounded. The problem is that these websites that defend canola oil ONLY talk about the issue of erucic acid. The issue of erucic acid IS an urban legend, because erucic acid has been bred out to very low levels over the years, so it is a non-issue.

    However, these websites that defend canola oil are barking up the wrong tree...

    Read more: http://www.truthaboutabs.com/the-can...deception.html
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    Default Re: The Canola Oil Marketing Deception

    If you can make free long distance calls, please call Whole Foods Market Headquarters, and hound them about soy and canola. I am being told by some store managers that they are vehemently against GMO's- yet they still sell canola and soy.
    Please!

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