Occasionally, I come across something that I just can’t wait to share with all of you. So, I came up with this new series: Just Thought You Should Know. There will be no set day or time for this series. Instead, if I see something during my research, that I think you should know, I’ll share it with you through this new series. This video with Dr. Axe is the first one
I just read the book The Nordic Way, a result of the DiOGenes study (Diet, Obesity, Genes) in Europe, one of the world’s largest studies on obesity, and the prevention of weight gain after weight loss. The result of that study is this new diet THE NORDIC WAY, which goes back to many, not all, of the traditional Nordic/Scandinavian ways of eating, with a few modern twists.
While I am VERY impressed with most aspects of the diet, and agree with many of them, I was a bit concerned about their choice of oil: Canola oil. They continue to preach the standard line that saturated fats, such as grass-fed butter and coconut oil, are bad, while poly-unsaturated fats and mono-unstaturated fats, like those in canola oil are good. This oil falls under the category of VEGETABLE OILS. Canola oil is HIGHLY processed and refined, something to be avoided. In the below video, Dr. Axe does suggest that you avoid canola oil. If you do use it, he says, make sure it’s a non-gmo preferably organic version. (that is cold pressed or expeller pressed — This process is chemical free and uses machines to extract the oil, instead of the standard method of using Hexane to extract the oil)
Below you’ll see a video from Dr. Axe, who discusses which oils to avoid, why you should avoid them and five healthy alternatives: