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A New Warning About Olive Oil

Damaged omega-6 fats are disastrous to your health, and are responsible for far more health problems than saturated fats ever were.

Trans fat is the artery-clogging, highly damaged omega-6 polyunsaturated fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening.

I strongly recommend never using margarine or shortening when cooking. I guarantee you you’re already getting far too much of this damaging fat if you consume any kind of processed foods, whether it be potato chips, pre-made cookies, or microwave dinners.

Trans fat is the most consumed type of fat in the U.S., despite the fact that there is no safe level of trans fat consumption, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

Trans fat raises your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels while lowering your HDL (good cholesterol) levels, which of course is the complete opposite of what you want. In fact, trans fats — as opposed to saturated fats — have been repeatedly linked to heart disease. They can also cause major clogging of your arteries, type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Personally I don’t cook very much but when I do I use Pure Virgin Coconut Oil as it is the most resistant to heating damage, but also a great source of medium chained triglycerides and lauric acid.

So, cleaning these oils out of your kitchen cupboard is definitely recommended if you value your health.

Related:
Guide to Cooking Oils
Are Raw Foods Healthier Than Cooked?
Does Fat Make Us Fat?

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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12:31AM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

2:36AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

thank you

4:09PM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

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12:40PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

Ants are eaten uncooked.

12:16PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

I've cooked with Olive Oil form Kalamata Greece (only) for the last 15 years, and have never ever felt better! I tried for a little while with white oil as it's so much cheaper, but gained over 10 kilo in 2 months. Never again!!

7:52PM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thanks.

12:16AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

thanks

3:27PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

I suppose I'll be buying/trying coconut oil.

3:13PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

thanks

9:55AM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Coconut oil for me 24-7 now, thank you. I hate the inflammation of palm oil - not to mention the destruction caused by its production; and here in the US, just because it says it's olive oil, doesn't mean it is over 65% of the time. So sad.

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