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Corn oil — Important caveats to remember

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Corn Oil

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  • Corn or maize oil is extracted from the germ of corn. It’s mainly used for cooking and is also a key ingredient in margarine and other processed foods
  • The problem with using corn oil is that it contains perishable bonds that create free radicals. These free radicals can cause cholesterol oxidation, which has been linked to an increased risk of diseases
  • Corn oil also contains very high amounts of omega-6 fats, which can throw your body’s omega-6 to omega-3 ratio out of balance

Warning: This oil comes with potentially damaging side effects due to either the ingredient it's made from or the manufacturing process used to extract it. Because these negative effects overshadow the potential benefits, I do not recommend this oil as a food or for therapeutic use. Always be aware of the potential side effects of any herbal oil before using.

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