For many years, medical experts and nutritionists warned the general public saturated fat like butter and lard were among the most unhealthy items one could place in their body. This led to the development and promotion of vegetable oils, which were said to be healthy and nutritious. However, recent studies are showing vegetable oils may not be as great as advertised. The following eight issues related to these products might make a shopper think twice before purchasing pure vegetable oil or the many goods which contain them.
1. Vegetable Oils Are Unnatural
The plain truth is vegetable oils are not made of vegetables at all. These products, often sold as Corn Oil, Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil and Peanut Oil to name several are extracted from plant seeds and refined industrially. None of these products are are derived from the age-old, natural method of pressing. In addition, some “vegetable oils” are produced from genetically-altered crops, which are often treated with pesticides.