An Eye-Opening Trip to the Grocery Store – How to Avoid Hidden Toxic Oils

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  1. Ruth says:

    I was surprised to see grape-seed oil on your list of toxic oils. I was under the impression that grape seed oil was one of the superior oils to cook with…although I must admit I have never researched this myself, and have only gone on hear-say. What have you learned about grape seed oil that makes it potentially toxic?

    • eryn@lynum.us says:

      Hi Ruth, thanks for the question; it inspired me to search a little deeper into grape seed oil. I’m finding that grape seed oil is one of the recent popular “health fad foods”. Most of the claims about its nutrients are false, because the heavy chemical processing it undergoes kills all of the nutrients, so they don’t actually exist in the finished oil. It is also high in Omega-6 fatty acids, which are harmful in excess. Here is a very helpful article I found on it from a website I source often and have come to trust for good information: http://authoritynutrition.com/grape-seed-oil/

  2. Name *Andi says:

    CommentDo you have good resources for info on palm oil? I have been led to believe that it is really bad for you and even stopped using are favorite peanut butter because it was in there. I would love to do some research to find out it is ok!

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