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dad still thinks canola oil is good for you

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

anyone have recs for scientific looking (but dumbed down) articles about how bad canola oil is for you? my dad is 80 and very stubborn! Thanks in advance

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on June 25, 2013
at 09:10 PM

and he's 80! The stress of fighting with his daughter about the oil he's using to fry up dinner is probably worse than just consuming the canola oil

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on June 25, 2013
at 08:43 PM

canola was the source of my "dust allergy". i used to use a nasal spray daily for years, but once i eliminated canola-soy-corn-veg oils the symptoms went away. now if i accidentally ingest just a trace of it, the inside of my mouth burns and i feel like i am getting a throat infection....YMMV btw canola oil was developed in Canada through selective breeding of rape seed; a mustard, but in the 90s it was genetically changed to be "Round Up" resistant.

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on June 25, 2013
at 07:28 PM

yeah :( i thought that but its my dad

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on June 25, 2013
at 02:16 PM

+1, Nice answer Matt.

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on June 25, 2013
at 02:07 PM

The difference between corn and canola is much greater than canola and olive.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 25, 2013
at 02:07 PM

Why is canola better than corn/soy/peanut? Less total PUFA, it's not as low as olive, animal fat or coconut, but it's decent. Better omega3:6 ratio, 1:2 is awesome, even if it is mostly ALA. High MUFA, MUFAs are the best fats. Low saturated fat, unsung advantage of canola over other fats.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:55 PM

oxidized omega 6 fats

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:46 PM

What's better about canola than corn, soy or peanut oil (not being sardonic)?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:41 PM

and ultimately after 80 years, switching from canola to olive oil is not going to do much in the grand scheme of things.

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:40 PM

look at matt, turning into a glass-is-half-full kinda guy!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:25 PM

Well... in the grand scheme of things, canola isn't half-bad. gasp Paleo blasphemy you say?! Replacing it with olive oil would be a good step in the right direction, but if canola oil replaces corn, soy and peanut oils, that's a positive step too.

A brief comparison:

**Oil**        **PUFA**      **O3:O6**     **MUFA**     **SAT**
Canola         28%           1:2           63%          7%
Corn           55%           1:53          28%          13%
Olive          10%           1:10          73%          14%
Lard           10%           1:10          45%          40%
Coconut        2%            no o3         6%           87%

Numbers are from Cronometer, I know they don't add up to 100%, ask Cronometer why, not me.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on June 25, 2013
at 08:43 PM

canola was the source of my "dust allergy". i used to use a nasal spray daily for years, but once i eliminated canola-soy-corn-veg oils the symptoms went away. now if i accidentally ingest just a trace of it, the inside of my mouth burns and i feel like i am getting a throat infection....YMMV btw canola oil was developed in Canada through selective breeding of rape seed; a mustard, but in the 90s it was genetically changed to be "Round Up" resistant.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 01:41 PM

and ultimately after 80 years, switching from canola to olive oil is not going to do much in the grand scheme of things.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on June 25, 2013
at 02:16 PM

+1, Nice answer Matt.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on June 25, 2013
at 02:07 PM

Why is canola better than corn/soy/peanut? Less total PUFA, it's not as low as olive, animal fat or coconut, but it's decent. Better omega3:6 ratio, 1:2 is awesome, even if it is mostly ALA. High MUFA, MUFAs are the best fats. Low saturated fat, unsung advantage of canola over other fats.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on June 25, 2013
at 02:07 PM

The difference between corn and canola is much greater than canola and olive.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on June 25, 2013
at 01:46 PM

What's better about canola than corn, soy or peanut oil (not being sardonic)?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 01:55 PM

oxidized omega 6 fats

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 25, 2013
at 01:40 PM

look at matt, turning into a glass-is-half-full kinda guy!

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 25, 2013
at 01:45 PM

Here's a couple of articles for you:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-canola-oil/#axzz2XEeLWJxX

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/#axzz2XEeLWJxX

Though generally I agree with Matt. And after 80 years will a switch really do much?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 25, 2013
at 09:10 PM

and he's 80! The stress of fighting with his daughter about the oil he's using to fry up dinner is probably worse than just consuming the canola oil

Bc51ed51f8942bed55611c0d8140c9e8

(35)

on June 25, 2013
at 07:28 PM

yeah :( i thought that but its my dad

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on June 26, 2013
at 03:05 AM

Also, the nutritional recommendation of Art DeVany's book could be described as paleo + canola oil, and he's doing okay! (Exceptionally bad n=1 reasoning, thrown in just for fun.) If you've got your father off grains and sugar, that's pretty good! And if you haven't, then canola oil may be the least of your worries. Okay, if he's bought into high fat, all from canola oil, then you do have a problem.

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