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What's worse cooking oils or sugar

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 08, 2013 at 11:11 PM

As an example what does the evidence support is worse, a meat and veggies meal cooked in soybean oil or something like icecream (dairy arguments aside)

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on June 10, 2013
at 08:57 PM

I don't think it's likely that they're exactly equal in their negative effects. Though one could argue that they're both so far beyond the pale that you should never consider eating either one, in which case differences between them don't matter (this isn't what I would say myself).

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on June 10, 2013
at 07:47 PM

yeah the addictive factor takes it into a potentially more negative territory i think, nobody is addicted to hydrogenated soybean oil, you'd have your meat & veggies cooked in oil and chill but some may do the whole tub of icecream, the potential abuse for sugar much is higher, the oil is still somewhat a food (i think) but sugar is more like a drug

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on June 10, 2013
at 06:16 PM

Water boarding.

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on June 09, 2013
at 02:53 AM

An informed perspective is to recognize that both soy oil and processed sugar are equally toxic, but in different ways. The bare minimum of self-education on the concepts of paleo-template eating supplies this understanding.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on June 09, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Yes, god forbid someone should try to make informed choices and tradeoffs in their diet, rather than indiscriminately labeling everything suboptimal as poison.

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on June 08, 2013
at 11:17 PM

I would say the oils. Sugar in small amounts is not harmful, the body can use it to quickly refill glycogen when needed, among other things. Considering the heavy processing the oils go through, it's hard to say what exactly remains intact as far as nutrients go on top of the rancidity.

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on June 09, 2013
at 03:01 AM

Gotta say sugar due to its insidious addictive-ness and potential binge triggering qualities, esp for those of us that have these kinds of troubles.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on June 10, 2013
at 07:47 PM

yeah the addictive factor takes it into a potentially more negative territory i think, nobody is addicted to hydrogenated soybean oil, you'd have your meat & veggies cooked in oil and chill but some may do the whole tub of icecream, the potential abuse for sugar much is higher, the oil is still somewhat a food (i think) but sugar is more like a drug

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on June 08, 2013
at 11:54 PM

This is like asking which is worse for you: arsenic or cyanide?

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on June 09, 2013
at 02:53 AM

An informed perspective is to recognize that both soy oil and processed sugar are equally toxic, but in different ways. The bare minimum of self-education on the concepts of paleo-template eating supplies this understanding.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on June 10, 2013
at 08:57 PM

I don't think it's likely that they're exactly equal in their negative effects. Though one could argue that they're both so far beyond the pale that you should never consider eating either one, in which case differences between them don't matter (this isn't what I would say myself).

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on June 09, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Yes, god forbid someone should try to make informed choices and tradeoffs in their diet, rather than indiscriminately labeling everything suboptimal as poison.

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on June 10, 2013
at 07:36 PM

Cooking oils and sugar are bad in different ways. Beyond that, the effects of sugar in ice cream cause more immediate problems for me than say, soybean oil cooked meat. Since there are less redeeming qualities in ice cream than meat and veggies cooked in soybean oil, if I had to choose between the two, then I would say sugar is worse.

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on June 10, 2013
at 06:21 PM

There is a choice here?

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on June 10, 2013
at 06:01 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that the dose makes the poison. As n6 PUFAs can be used in place of n3's to make new cell coats, I'd say the oil is dangerous in lesser amounts than sugar.

Unless, of course, you're diabetic, or your liver has trouble disposing of the fructose fraction due to NAFLD.

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on June 08, 2013
at 11:13 PM

im not sure, does refined sugar cause inflamation like o6 and gluten do?

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