Several decades ago the modern world went crazy with its dietary habits. People were told to stop eating fats because they led to weight gain and heart disease. The government was behind this advice as well as the American Heart Association, hospitals, manufacturers of cholesterol-lowering drugs, food manufacturers, dairies and doctors.
Since the early 1980’s the USDA Dietary Guidelines have urged Americans to eat a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet for their health and weight control. Since then, there has been an alarming increase in obesity, cancer and diabetes. Could the dietary guidelines be to blame?
Olive oil comes from olives, corn oil comes from corn and canola oil comes from … canola?
Right… sort of. Canola oil is a genetically modified food made from a hybridized version of the rapeseed plant which is a member of the mustard or cabbage family.