Corn Oil

Oils

Potentially Harmful

Details

Definition
A refined vegetable oil extracted from corn.
AKAs
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Health Impact
Abundant in omega 6 fatty acids, throwing off our bodies healthy balance of omega 3 to 6 and leading to chronic inflammation. Vegetable oils contain unsaturated fats that oxidize when exposed to heat, triggering inflammation in the body. Oil is typically extracted using the chemical solvent hexane. Heating corn oil produces acrylamide, an anti-nutrient compound classified as a potential carcinogen and liked to nerve, hormone, and muscle dysfunction.

Sources

Is Corn Oil Healthy? Nutrition, Benefits, and Downsides
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/corn-oil#recommendation
Formation of acrylamide from lipids
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16438301/

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