You know by now what happens when you let federal bureaucrats make decisions about your health.
You don’t get advice based on science; you get a push to advance a politically-connected industry.
And right now, you can see this ugly process at work in Washington with Big Corn.
The FDA just announced it wants to set a definition for “healthy” so consumers know they’re getting truly “healthy” foods when the word appears on a package.
So what does the FDA consider healthy?
You guessed it… CORN oil!
For a fat to be “healthy,” it would have to have a profile of mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. That’s the very definition of the cheap corn oil commonly used in processed foods and junk foods — and a new study shows how this stuff isn’t healthy at all.
It could put you in the express lane for a deadly form of cancer!
According to the study on mice, corn oil — and some other forms of plant oils — can speed the growth of tumors in the intestine.
Within days of eating corn oil, mice in the study developed inflammation in the intestine that, in turn, caused those cancers to form.
And while the study was on mice, the researchers say it unfolded in way remarkably similar to what we see in humans, especially in folks with certain genetic markers.
Intestinal cancer isn’t as common as breast or prostate cancer, so it doesn’t get even close to the same amount of press.
But while both of those cancers have high survival rate, 1 in 3 intestinal cancer patients won’t make it to the five-year mark.
It’s a cancer you need to do your best to avoid, and that means avoiding corn oil… no matter what nonsense the feds cook up about it.
The most common sources of corn oil are foods you should be avoiding anyway, including junk foods and snacks. It’s also used in some nasty fake “buttery” spreads and cooking sprays.
The study also made the link to coconut oil, but this is no doubt the cheap stuff commonly used in junk foods and NOT extra virgin coconut oil, which is one of the few quality sources of saturated fats to come from a plant.
The feds may want nothing to do with saturated fats, but a growing number of mainstream cardiologists now admit these animal fats are a perfectly healthy part of the human diet.
So go back to basics — and use butter instead.