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Is vegetable oil really that bad?

Answered on May 23, 2014
Created May 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Is Vegetable oil really that bad? I had a "cheat meal" last night that was chicken wings.. That's fine, right? But I decided to cheat and have them fried in vegetable oil.. I've been super strict the past 3 weeks and this was my first slip up. Immediately after eating them, the roof of my mouth was sore.. Like a tingly, raw feeling. Now, a day later, not only is it still sore, but I've had a flare up on my face. There are a few dry, patchy spots, as well as a few bumps, that just kind of seem like inflammation. My question is... Could all this really be related to the vegetable oil? Because that is the only variable in my diet that I can think of. It just seems so crazy because I ate that stuff for YEARS and would have never thought it could be so potent. Please let me know if anyone else has had similar experiences, as I am really new to the paleo lifestyle. Thanks in advance :)

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on May 22, 2014
at 02:30 PM

How is coconut oil and palm oil a vegetable oil? Shouldn't it be a fruit oil?

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on May 21, 2014
at 02:45 PM

If I ate a high fat diet then maybe I'd start adding olive oil in as an alternative fat source, but I don't so idk. Studies show it to be healthy, but studies can show just about anything you want them to so i'm not sure. A lot of healthy peoples consume it quite regularly or maybe that's just a misinterpretation by Keye's I'm not sure. I eat what tastes good and wholesome and fuels performance.

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on May 20, 2014
at 05:20 PM

why not fry them in extra light olive oil?

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on May 20, 2014
at 05:19 PM

so grass-fed dairy is superior to olive oil?

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on May 20, 2014
at 05:06 PM

Wow great article, thank you.

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on May 20, 2014
at 04:52 PM

No we cooked them at home, no breading whatsoever! Thanks for the feedback.

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on May 23, 2014
at 12:14 PM

The utilization of vegetable oils which are rich in a crucial supplement called linoleic corrosive (LA) is not connected to an expanded danger of inflammation. Most recent study, distributed in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that such claims are false, and presumes that vegetable oil is beneficial for you and doesn't result in aggravation.

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on May 22, 2014
at 01:31 PM

I'm extremely skeptical of folks' reactions to vegetable oil. Doesn't make much sense to me.

A little vegetable oil won't kill you (canola is particularly safe in its PUFA profile), probably not optimal though. Research I've seen suggests that the more omega-3 (gram-wise) you have in your diet, means you can tolerate a higher omega-6:3 ratio.

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on May 22, 2014
at 12:12 PM

Their most nasty problem is that they cause cancer and do not protect against cardiovascular disease as was proven by the L.A. Veterans Administration Hospital study and Minnesota Coronary Survey.

Vegetable oil is actually a very broad term, coconut, palm are technically both vegetable oils but they are fine.

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on May 22, 2014
at 02:30 PM

How is coconut oil and palm oil a vegetable oil? Shouldn't it be a fruit oil?

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on May 21, 2014
at 04:30 PM

The answer is, Hydrogenated vegetable oils are that bad.

Regular vegetable oil is more of an un-ideal food rather than a 'bad' food. ( Because of the high o6 content )

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on May 20, 2014
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http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2010/09/low-omega-6-to-omega-3-ratio-grain-fed.html

1 TBSP of vegetable oil has ~10 times the amount of Omega-6 fat content as a lbs of conventional "Grain-fed" beef.

One cheat meal won't kill you -- but that's why vegetable oil is frowned upoin.

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on May 20, 2014
at 05:06 PM

Wow great article, thank you.

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on May 20, 2014
at 04:54 PM

All plant oils are inferior in nutrition than that which is from wholesome animal products, particularly from grassfed dairy and free range egg yolks. Not just on vitamin content, but also because of their fatty acid profile (too much 6s and 9s).

That being said the poison is probably in the dose and little here or there once in a while prolly isn't that bad but daily and more than 10% of calories I'd say you're getting into unhealthy territory.

EDIT (below):

Also, when referring to vegetable oil, I mean things like "soy, canola, sunflower, safflower or any hydorgenated oil" (even though these aren't all really vegetables). I do think that things like nuts and seeds (with some being typically more favorable than others) are also fine in strict moderation and provided the rest of the diet is solid. Oh, and yeah healthy as well, also in the context of an otherwise nutritious diet... Hope that clears any confusion up.

let it be known that Nutella is the exception to all "rules."

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on May 20, 2014
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so grass-fed dairy is superior to olive oil?

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on May 20, 2014
at 04:43 PM

One cheat meal won't kill you but try to avoid it when possible. Hope those wings weren't dusted in wheat flour. With the whole cutting costs/corners mentality these days, they'll do anything to stretch resources and save on cost. I recently saw sweet potato fries that were coated in flour and canola oil for example. There's cans of tuna that also contain soy protein, etc., etc., etc. If they'll save even 1/10th of a penny, they'll do it.

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on May 20, 2014
at 04:52 PM

No we cooked them at home, no breading whatsoever! Thanks for the feedback.

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