It’s hard these days to get honest products on the supermarket shelves that aren’t trying to kill you. People are starting to become aware of the danger of sugar, but many are still lacking the knowledge of the difference between good and bad fats. It is SO SO SOOOO important to avoid at all costs, toxic fats. I’m talking about the fats that are found in literally every item in the supermarket these days. Vegetable/seed oils.

This includes canola, cottonseed oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, rice bran oil, soybean oil..basically every oil that isn’t olive oil or coconut oil (they’re fruits) or organic/grass fed animal fat. 

 

Here’s a dot point version of why you must avoid these toxic fats at all costs:

  • Industrial fat products are toxic to our arteries because they contain delicate polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) that are prone to oxidative damage, especially when exposed to heat and when removed from the antioxidants that would otherwise help to protect the from that oxidative damage.

  • Vegetable oils depletes your brain of its antioxidants

  • Vegetable oils impair brain development through direct mutagenic effects on DNA 

  • It turns our immune system against us, causing food and diseases to trigger nerve degenerating reactions 

  • It impacts the gut thus impacting the brain. 

  • Vegetable oils make your brain more susceptible to damage by sugar

  • Your blood vessels cannot work correctly after you have eaten vegetable oil

  • Vegetable oil destroys complex nutrients and will deposit loads of bad fats into your tissues where they can find a spot and blast your tissues with free radicals 

  • Free radicals make your arteries extremely crispy and they generate inflammation – think about fried chicken skin … it tears more easily than raw chicken skin right? Well free radicals make the arterial wall into a kind of crunchy crispy chicken skin. Now the artery can easily rupture and bleed. If your blood ever comes in contact with collagen directly, it will clot, causing a heart attack or stroke, it’s not fat that shuts off the blood flow.

  • After you eat these distorted fatty acids, they can reproduce inside you – creating more free radicals

  • One of the initial steps in making vegetable oil involves the use of hexane, a component of gasoline. It then takes 20 or so stages to bleach and deodorise the dark, gunky crap

  • Vegetable oils can disrupt normal metabolism so badly that a child’s dynamic symmetry is lost and the skeletal proportions become imbalanced

  • If you eat enough trans fats, cellular dysfunction will impair so many cells in so many tissues that the cumulative effects will disrupt basic function like blood circulation and eventually kill you 

  • Heart disease is now the number one cause of death in both men and women and vegetable oil has gone up 5 fold in the past century – they are both linked

  • And this is only the HALF of the reasons why you NEED to avoid vegetable oil at all costs. 

Why you should eat healthy fats: 

  • Prior to Ancel Keys campaign, people ate far more saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods than we do today and heart attacks were so rare they were almost unheard of.

  • A meal complete with organic/grass fed and finished animal fat actually helps up absorb and taste other nutrients. This is why butter and olive oil makes things taste so good. And because animal fats contain cholesterol – a natural appetite suppressant- they satisfy us in a way that little else can 

  • Traditional cooking methods make nutrients more bioavailable and are thus anti-inflammatory 

  • Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble and therefore need to be eaten with fat. Think olive oil on your greens or roasting veggies in coconut oil. 

  • Look at the monounsaturated fat content that the Mediterranean diet has and the low prevalence of chronic disease.

  • Fats can help you to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity

  • Omega 3 fats help reduce inflammation 

  • Your brain is made up of 60% fat so guess what?! Your brain NEEDS FATS!!! 

Where the culprit lives: 

  • Margarine

  • Salad dressing

  • Hummus

  • Crackers

  • Chips

  • Chocolate

  • Soy based products 

  • Breakfast cereals

  • Oil roasted nuts 

  • Any fried food

  • Store-bought pesto 

  • Granola

  • Bread, muffins, cakes

  • Restaurants/cafes cook with it 

  • I’ve even found it in Canning’s Butcher bacon!! (Which breaks my heart because they have done a great job ethically raising the pig, and providing free range pork, and then they just make the meat toxic!) 

  • Store bought meals

  • Curry paste