For those who know me, I’ve avoided the use of store bought mayonnaise for many years – because of the ingredients – particularly the insidious and highly inflammatory oils used.
I recently noticed my local supermarket carrying Primal Kitchen items! Yeah!
But how does it taste? Delicious. Best mayonnaise I’ve eaten. It has definitely passed muster in my household.
Soybean oil is bad. Don’t believe me? Read the following:
“…when the health dangers of trans fats became nationally known, liquid oils began to be used in…frying and cooking in restaurants, cafeterias, and other food-service operations.”
“The main problem with all these newly developed fats and fat replacers coming out of food company laboratories is that their effects on health have barely been studied.”
“…early clinical trials using diets high in soybean oil showed subjects dying of cancer at alarmingly elevated rates. Gallstones were also associated with diets high in vegetable oils. And a large body of subsequent research has demonstrated that these types of oils, which are high in a type of fatty acid called omega-6, compete with the healthier omega-3s, found in fish oils, for vitally important spots in every cell membrane throughout the body, including those in the brain. The tsunami of omega-6s that have entered our diets via vegetable oils appears to have literally swamped the omega-3s (the supply of which has remained relatively constant over the past century).”
“A large body of literature has now documented the apparent results: while omega-3s fight the kind of inflammation that is implicated in heart disease, omega-6s are largely proinflammatory. More speculatively, research over the past decades has shown that omega-6s are related to depression and mood disorders.”
“…it remains an astonishing fact that although vegetable oils constitute around 8 percent of all calories consumed by Americans, a large, well-controlled clinical trial testing their impact on health beyond just their cholesterol effects has never been conducted.”
Excerpt From: Nina Teicholz. “The Big Fat Surprise.”
I’ve got an extra copy of Nina’s book. If you’re interested in reading it – let me know and I’ll send it to you. Beware – you’ll be pissed when you finish – because you’ll learn that it’s all been a big fat lie.