Do you know how Vegetable Oil is made? I'll give you a hint: it's not vegetables!
Vegetable oil is found in many of the things we eat like condiments, chips, mayo, snacks, cookies, crackers, artificial cheese, sauces, nuts.
But the American Heart Association recommends it along with margarine, so it can't be bad! Right?! Wrong. Want a humorous, but valid explanation of why we can't just take large organizations word for it? JP Sears lays it all out there. Unfortunately, the food industry is big business that profits largely off of consumer ignorance.
Vegetable oils are actually made from grains, seeds, and beans. Unlike coconut oil and butter, vegetable oils are not made by pressing, but instead, they are made from extraction and processed using harsh chemicals (i.e. petroleum solvents and acids). For a more detailed explanation, I like how Wellness Mama lays it out for us.
America's top commercial crops are soy, cotton, canola, alfalfa, and corn and are all largely GMO. This week on our mastermind call, we discussed the effects of GMOs on our health. An eye-opening conversation for all.
After WWII our farming practices changed dramatically. Gene-splicing is not the problem, but genetically modifying a seed with a pesticide to make it resistant to the bugs and the pesticide being sprayed on it is a problem. Want in on the conversation? Join in on the next mastermind!