Originally Posted by girlygirly
No, I don't have them reversed. Just like I orginally stated Canola is not a healthy oil. It's processing includes bleaching and deodorizing, it is also processed at high temps. Coconut oil is an excellent oil for cooking and baking. Saturated fats do not clog the arteries. The fat cloggers are the hydrogenated oils. Many experts have come to realize that saturated fats are a necessary part of our diets. That is why suddenly eggs are okay to eat again. Weston Price studied diets for many years and found no disease in people who ate whole natural food diets. Many of the diets he looked at contained a very high rate rate of saturated fats (the eskimos ate blubber!!), all of the health problems with nations started when they ate a westernized diet such as what people in this country eat.
I agree with some but not all. The most healthful fats of all are omega 3's as found in fish and --you may have trouble believing this, but: Blubber! (It's due to the marine diet of whales and seals. Yes, it's a mammal fat, but its chemistry is more like fish oil than anything else)
Omega 3 s also may not be obesogenic, or at least not so much so as 6 or 9.
The essential fatty acids include omega threes, nines AND omega 6's, so the condemnation of soy, corn and canola or similar oils is excessive. Canola, like olive oil, is one of the few common sources of omega 9, or mono-unsaturates.
But yes, saturated fats have been over criticized, and yes, some of them such as coconut and palm kernel oils show up very well in research on cardio health. (Saturated fat is itself a complicated category with many differing oils and fats in the group.) And yes, hydrogenated oils (trans fats) seem unequivocally unhealthy. And fattening is only part of their negatives.