Monday, June 27, 2022

10 Things That Are More Popular Than You Ever Realize

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY3nCRKtBHo&t=434s

I find myself wondering why instant coffee isn't more popular?  It was very popular in the '60s and '70s.

I like decaf coffee, but I drink real coffee in the morning.  Having to make two different kinds in the coffee maker is more trouble than it is worth.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

The actual science of the "industrial seed oil" panic

I get frustrated with all the contradictory health information we hear regularly.  This video does a good job of talking about the science and the arguments on both sides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efTBLsv4yYs

Monday, January 10, 2022

The $100 Billion Dollar Ingredient making your Food Toxic - Vegetable seed oils

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, David wrote:

This 28 minute video is outstanding.  It is clear, understandable, interesting, and entertaining as well.

 

Anyone who cares about their long term health should find the information in this video to be of great value.

 

The $100 Billion Dollar Ingredient making your Food Toxic – Vegetable seed oils

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQmqVVmMB3k

 

Thanks for watching.



I just watched some of this video yesterday.  I had seen it already a few months ago. 

There are always going to be people with different views, but that doesn't make them right.

We should try to verify the claims.  Both times that I watched this video, I did some online research.  What I found was ...

1.  Consumption of saturated fat causes an increase in cholesterol levels, especially LDL "bad cholesterol".


3.  According to some studies, the type of fat and amount consumed have no effect on mortality.  A few studies say otherwise.

Just because heart disease and consumption of vegetable oils are correlated does not show causality.  Over time Americans became much fatter and consume higher amounts of salt, sugar, and deep-fried foods.

I think that the video possibly has a point about reheated oil from deep-frying possibly being bad.   There is some research showing that deep-fried foods are bad for us.  

The main point of the video is that oxidized oils are bad for us because they contain oxygenated byproducts.  However, I can't find any studies backing this up.  They claim that olive oil is bad because it is easily oxidized, but all the information on the Internet lists olive oil as one of the healthiest oils.  It has more antioxidants and other things that are good for us.    I'm using much more olive oil.  (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266258)  (https://www.oliveoil.com/high-polyphenol-olive-oil/)

Do I think that it is possible that we have been misled into thinking that unsaturated fats are good when saturated fats are really better?  Yes, but I can't find studies to back this up.  Just when I start thinking that there might be something to this, a study comes out showing that consumption of polyunsaturated fat lowers the risk of stroke.  This puts much doubt on the claim that polyunsaturated fats are bad.  (https://www.healio.com/news/cardiology/20211113/simple-food-swaps-may-lower-stroke-risk)

The American Heart Association lists the fats that they consider healthier:  https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/healthy-cooking-oils

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