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Vitamin E in Corn, Soybean and Canola Oil; Your True Enemy!!!

tocopheralHere’s another fact to dump those vegetables oils like corn, canola and soybean varieties!!!! Apart from the extreme processing which forms trans fatty acids (the hydrogenated mess) , that further lead to:

• Free radical damage
• Heart problems
• Increased cancer risk
• Blood platelet abnormalities
Latest research has it that vitamin E in corn, canola and soybean oil damage your lungs. Due to presence of high levels of gamma-tocopherol, this is a form of vitamin E linked with asthma and overall decreased lung function.
Olive or Canola? It’s a No-Brainer!
The form of vitamin E , gamma-tocopherol; present in corn, soy, and canola oil is linked with impaired function of lungs. Whereas the vitamin E, present in monounsaturated olive oil- known as alpha-tocopherol is associated with increased lung function.

To prove it a little….

According a further research carried in 2012, by Joan Cook-Mills (Associate professor of medicine in Immunology/Allergy at Northwestern University); based on the prior study, that had concluded the prohibitory effects of alpha-tocopherol on lung airway hyperresponsiveness and it’s inflammation in mice (which are two of the main characteristics of asthma).

To expand that findings, in her research, she pinpointed the opposite effects of gamma and alpha vitamin E forms. She said that both forms of vitamin E bind with kinase C-alpha, but white gamma-tocopherol activates it; while alpha-tocopherol suppresses the protein.

In addition, She analyzed 4,526 subjects from “CARDIA”; which stretched for over 20 years at four intervals, in which She tested the tocopheral levels in the blood plasma at three intervals for over 15 years and concluded that 10-17% of decreased lung function was seen in subjects who had high levels of gamma-tocopheral.

Which according to herself is asthmatic condition.

So, coming to the conclusion…..

This study clearly shows the role of high level of gamma-tocopherol (type of vitamin E) consumption present in corn, soybean and canola oil; to decreased lung health and function!!!


What do I want???!!!! :)

I want you to check out your options when it comes to food preparation, as it’s better to steam, boil your food or use sparse amount of extra virgin olive oil in the end of cooking to enhance it’s taste than cooking in large quantity of vegetable oils.

And please, please , pleeeaaseeeeee reconsider, my recommendations before buying another bottle of BOMB, your so-called heart-friendly the canola, corn and soybean oilsss!!!! (y)

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,