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Which is Worse: Canola, Soy, or Corn Oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I'm curious, which of the industrial seed oils is considered the worst for a person and which might cause the worst or most common negative reactions in a person?

I've seen canola oil discussed in great lengths but never a true comparison of the three most commonly used industrial oils.

As an aside, I'm also trying to pinpoint why I seem to get sick in some restaurants versus others when I occasionally go out to eat. I thought it was gluten sensitivity at first but now I'm not so sure. (I'm thinking it has to do with the oils, which is why I have it as part of this question).

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(5914)

on May 12, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I also think that the knife would be worse than the gun... dunno

90f66d30d977b07694403b469b3f85c5

on May 11, 2012
at 07:41 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say flesh eating bacteria.

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

(1644)

on May 11, 2012
at 06:44 PM

The problem with canola oil is the processing method, which usually involves high heat, bleaching, hexane, and other nasty things.

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8767a1533a7b3ed96dd3edb70df9bc90

on May 11, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Which is worse, dying from a gunshot wound, a knife wound or a flesh eating bacteria? ;)

90f66d30d977b07694403b469b3f85c5

on May 11, 2012
at 07:41 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say flesh eating bacteria.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 12, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I also think that the knife would be worse than the gun... dunno

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on May 12, 2012
at 12:28 AM

Corn and soybean oil have a ton of omega 6, way more than canola, which I think makes them worse. I suppose soy oil has some vitamin K1 and more omega 3's than corn, so if I had to guess I would rank them like this:

  1. Canola (least worst)
  2. Soybean (almost the worst)
  3. Corn (worst)

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on May 11, 2012
at 07:27 PM

The differences among them are small compared to the overall badness. That is, on average all three are way more bad for you than the difference between the worst and the best of them. After all of the processing to make the oil, what you're left with is just oil and no (or very little) stuff is left over from the beginning. You take the beans/seeds/whatever and press the hell out of them, heat them, add some solvents, do lots of other stuff and you are left with poly-unsaturated oils. In fact, you probably can't even tell where they came from when you're done with it.

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:50 PM

It is the difference between filtered and unfiltered cigarettes. Both are bad, filtered will kill you slower. Canola is the filtered cigarette. Soy and corn are the unfiltered. Canola has an inverted n6/3 ratio and is a processed food. Corn and soy have more anti-nutrients. If you are sick after some restaurant eating, it is most likely a sensitivity to one of these oils. I would guess soybean oil, but everyone is different.

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:40 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/#axzz1uaTsxOWL

Likely that the industrial oils in restaurants are all rancid, honestly. And likely that they're all some sort of combination of cheap industrial oils. Sometimes what is labeled "canola oil" will actually contain soybean and other vegetable oils. "Vegetable oil" can be a combination of any kind of corn, canola, soy, and other oils. I know that when I have gone awhile without eating anything processed or restaurant-prepared, the next restaurant meal can cause a major gut ache, even if it doesn't contain gluten or additional corn or soy products (i.e. stir-fried veggies and meat... assuming it's cooked in some sort of industrial oil).

From what I know (not much) about hormones in soy along with the MUFA and PUFA levels and the omega 6 to 3 ratios, I'd think canola is the best option and soybean oil the worst... but then again, it's probably all rancid.

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

(1644)

on May 11, 2012
at 06:44 PM

The problem with canola oil is the processing method, which usually involves high heat, bleaching, hexane, and other nasty things.

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3b38bcc91dbfc6a114f4bdce544103d3

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on May 12, 2012
at 01:03 AM

I would avoid all the oils you listed. That aside are you sensitive to MSG (MonoSodium Glutamate)? If so you need to ask if its used to preserve the salads and as flavor enhancers in the foods they prepare. If so you don't want to eat their unless you can live with the concequences afterwards. And if you are sensitive the bathroom is where you find yourself afterwards or with a gut ache to say the least.

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Soy would be GMO too. I think it is the worst of the 3.

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on January 27, 2013
at 05:50 AM

I use olive oil for most of my cooking. But for occasional frying corn oil has the highest smoke point and the least odor when frying. Canola oil has a bad smell when frying so I think it's the worst of the three.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on May 11, 2012
at 06:30 PM

I am going to say canola is the worst with soy a close second and then corn. The corn would be GMO though...

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