Oil is considered a form of fat that you can incorporate in most dishes and is found in nearly all food items available on the market today. In this article, you will discover some of the oils, specifically polyunsaturated vegetable oils, you should not be using, especially not in large amounts.
According to research, because polyunsaturated vegetable oils are subjected to high levels of rancidity, they force the body to require more vitamin E and other types of antioxidants. Use of vegetable oils in excessive amounts can cause liver and reproductive organ damage that can ultimately lead to cancer.
Likewise, consumption of commercially-available vegetable oils in large amounts can cause PMS, sterility, as well as various autoimmune diseases.
5 Cooking Oils To Avoid
Canola oil is one of the abundant sources of omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFA. Scientific evidence shows that this has counterproductive effects if consumed in large amounts. Some of its effects include cancer, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and various types of cardiovascular diseases. Other harmful manifestations of consuming this oil include tumor development, atherosclerosis, and hyperinsulinemia.
Various corn oil brands are directly derived from genetically modified corn. Companies switch to corn GMOs because they believe that this has increased resistance to pesticides and herbicides. Relatively, corn oil from corn GMOs are new to animal and human diets. Therefore, the long-term and short-term effects of this oil are entirely unknown.
However, recent studies show that oil derived from GMO corn can cause toxicity to numerous organs like the heart, spleen, adrenal glands, kidneys, and liver.
Soybean oil has a chemical structure that’s enough to cause chaos and dysfunction for your cells. Studies show that this can cause reproductive system problems because soybean oil interferes with enzymes that make up sex hormones. Specifically, it blocks omega 3 fatty acids. Also, this can compromise your immune functions by reducing your HDL (good cholesterol) and increasing your LDL (bad cholesterol).
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If you think peanut oil is good because it is “natural”, think again. For those who are carefully watching their weight, peanut oil is not really recommended and is actually one of the cooking oils to avoid because it contains a high amount of calories and is highly processed. In fact, one teaspoon of peanut oil contains a whopping 45 calories.
Studies show that long-term consumption of sunflower oil can increase the risks of contracting different types of diseases. Each tablespoon of sunflower oil contains 120 calories. Therefore, this is not recommended for those who want to lose weight and those who have diabetes. It contains phytosterols, which are compounds that increase the bad cholesterol while decreasing the good cholesterol. Also, sunflower oil can cause inflammatory reactions to take place. At the very least, this makes it a common culprit of cardiovascular problems if used on a long-term basis. It may also affect the white blood cell- and insulin-related functions in your body.
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