The vegetable oil you're using in your cooking was originally designed to be a machine lubricant.
This story is wild.
If you are interested in the esoteric health space at all, you have probably seen the awakening around vegetable oils, more appropriately labeled "seed oils."
Seed oils have completely pervaded western nutrition and are largely responsible for the metabolic health crisis we are currently in.
Chances are, if you are eating dressings, marinades, sauces, mayonnaise, cookies, or anything fried, you are consuming seed oils.
We are metabolically failing as a country.
70% of American adults are overweight or obese.
7 out of 10 deaths are caused by chronic disease 1 in 3 Americans are diabetic or Pre-Diabetic.
It is safe to say that what we are doing is NOT working
All we are told is that saturated fats are bad. However, when you look at the data, that rhetoric is flat out wrong.
This article will show you what seed oils are doing to our metabolic health and why they must be avoided.
You have been lied to by our US Dietary system. It is time to wake up and reclaim our health.
How Procter and Gamble Started it All
In the 1870s, two soap-makers, William Procter and James Gamble, launched an innovative soap business.
Soap at this time had been made from rendered pork fat (tallow). Procter & Gamble experimented to create a new type of soap: A soap made from seed oils.
At this time, oils were used to fuel the Industrial Revolution. Petroleum Oil displaced cottonseed oil as the premiere lighting fuel source.
Cottonseed Oil was designated as "toxic waste" until P&G realized that they could take all unwanted cottonseed oil and make soap.
P&G discovered that Cottonseed oil could be altered via "hydrogenation" to turn into a cooking fat that resembled lard and act as a fat replacement.
Crisco, P&G's flagship product was launched in 1911 and absolutely flourished. The low costs of these vegetable oils made them incredibly popular in American kitchens. CC:
With strategic marketing, these oils were labeled "Heart Healthy" and took consumers by storm.
In the 1940s, the American heart Association received a $1.5M donation from P&G and "coincidentally" endorsed vegetable oils as a heart healthy alternative to traditional animal fat.
In addition, President Eisenhower's heart attack in 1955 led to the demonization of Saturated Fat across the US. "Fat-Free" product alternatives become all the rage and saturated fat was quickly replaced with refined sugars, grains, and seed oils.
Up to this point, humans had been thriving off of butter, ghee, tallow, and suet for 2 millennium. Vegetable oil is an incredibly new introduction to our diet. We have not evolved to consume them.
Focus on identifying the "Hateful Eight" industrial seed oils that are the the most prevalent in modern society and avoid them as often as you can.
They are: (source)
How Seed Oils Are Made
The process of creating industrial seed oils is also incredibly unnatural. The oils extracted from these seeds are refined, bleached, and deodorized before we can consume them. This tortured process is demonstrated below:
In fact, these oils are so industrial that they are able to power airplanes. Yes, you read that correctly.
In March 2022, The Airbus A380, a superjumbo jet, completed a trial flight powered on cooking oil.
Despite what the AHA and modern medicine is telling you, seed oils are NOT healthy. They are linked to numerous health problems:
- Autoimmune disease
- Mental Health
- Heart Disease
- IBS / IBD
Seed oils are an evolutionary mismatch. Our genes have not evolved to consume these oils.
From 1970 - 2000 the consumption of these oils has skyrocketed. The average consumption of seed oils is currently at 3 TBSP per day, which equates to over 4 gallons per year.
The primary fatty acid in industrial seeds oil is Linoleic Acid. LA accounts for 8% of our total calorie intake. Our ancestors had only 3% of their intake coming from LA. We haven't evolved to handle such large amounts of this sludge yet we ingest them daily in large amounts.
What to replace seed oils with?
We recommendation building relationships with your local farms and trusted brands.
Cook almost all of your meals at home so you can control ingredients and fats / oils.
You will be surprised at how good you feel after this quick change to your diet.