You are probably familiar with Whole Foods, which is actually a business that is based on promoting healthy brands. However, they seem that they don’t really pay attention to what is considered to be healthy. Such case is the one with the canola oil which they continuously use in their foods, but it does not mean that it is a healthy oil.

In fact, the brand Whole Foods was part of promoting the GMO – Dark Act, or it will be that way some time soon. What this is, is actually a measure in disguise as a compromise and is hidden in a different bill. This is why it has crushed the rights of the states to label it.

Believe That This Oil is Healthy

Believe That This Oil is Healthy

The GMO labeling law has been made by the Vermonters and it came into action last July. Even though the Vermonters made quite an effort to create this particular law, now the same one will be revoked by a federal law.

What is true is that the labeling law lacks genuine force as well as effectiveness, because it does not even carry out the barcode system. This is a system that can only be read by smartphones. And meanwhile, it is more and more likely to allow the passing of GMO foods because there seem to be many defects concerning the meaning of GMO and what it actually means.

So bottom line is that the Whole Foods are not helping at all, because the canola oil which is used in most of their dishes is definitely GMO product.

And what is the canola oil?

A canola seed or a canola plant does not exist. This comes from a rapeseed plant seed which produces a significant amount of oil.

It is actually not even suitable for human consumption. The purpose of it is mainly industrial and it is very similar oil to the motor oil that is used to protect machinery.

This oil contains erudic acid which contributed to the fatty deposits within the muscles of the heart with humans as well as animals. This is the main reason why humans should never use it. However, nowadays the toxic doesn’t seem to present as a problem because the hybrid breeding eliminated the erucic acid from the plant seeds.

The canola seeds, or better yet the crop of rapeseeds is not modified genetically to be Roundup Ready. The processing can make it dangerous in terms of our health.

Actually, there is a great number of foods with canola oil which are GMO since 80-90% of the canola oil comes from the rapeseed seeds which are treated with Roundup Ready (being a heavy glyphosate pesticide). Just have in mind that the canola oil is a cheap processed oil.

Why is it called canola oil instead of rapeseed oil?

Because Canada has a large number of this rapeseed plant the name had to be changed into canola in order to encourage farmers to start growing it. The first three letters, CAN, stand for Canada, and the last three, OLA, stand for the factors in the oil and the low level of erucic acid.

So, the canola oil in translation means Canadian oil. In order to make the shelf life of this oil longer, it has been partially hydrogenated and treated with extreme heat. The trans fats are known as the partially hydrogenated oil, so this oil is just that.

So, if we know the process of making of the oil, why there is not a label on this product? Well, are the processed foods manufacturers allowed by the FDA to mark this product as safe? They consider 5 grams of trans fat to be the same as zero.

What is making this oil unhealthy is the chemically deodorized with bleaching and hexane along with the process of being exposed to extreme heat. Despite the scary results from the animal testing in different diseases from this particular oil, the Canadian industry and the Canola Industry paid 50 million to the FDA in order to mark this product with the status GRAS, which means the product is safe.

Make sure you avoid all the products which are marked with Canola oil, because it is probably the cheapest oil in there in the product. We presume that the FDA, Whole Foods and other companies go by the slogan the cheaper the better.

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Instead, turn to the coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, flax seed oil and other healthy oils from which you can benefit and which are not heated. The safest oils are the cold pressed ones. Just remember that the high processed oils are highly inflammatory.