You thought sugar was bad? Meet its evil twin
I recently came across these empty cooking oil containers that had been deposited behind a restaurant near my home. It’s not an unusual sight in areas with catering establishments. Less visible is the damage that these commonplace oils do to human health.
You don’t have to search the streets to find variations on this theme. Odds are that corn, soya, and sunflower seed oils are your store cupboard staples, and they have never come under scrutiny. Why would they? They contain polyunsaturated fats, which, you are led to believe, are good for you.
Don’t be led: the truth is that by the time they have been bottled and put on the shelf, these polyunsaturated oils have been processed beyond recognition. Any goodness they may once have contained has been well and truly dispatched.
It’s time to shed some light on these ultra-processed products masquerading as healthy options.
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