The Health Benefits And Health Risks Of Corn Oil

The Health Benefits And Health Risks Of Corn
Oil Even if you’re not much of a cook, you’ve
probably heard of corn oil. It’s a popular product found in most kitchens
and it’s pretty versatile. But is it good for you from a health perspective? Well today here at Bestie, we’re gonna find
out. Before we serve up some knowledge how about
corn oil why don’t you hit the subscribe button and the notification bell too. We give you fun new videos each and every
day! Corn oil isn’t only used in kitchens, it’s
actually got a number of jobs. From industrial uses to cosmetics. You’ve probably used olive oil before because
of all it’s health benefits, but could corn oil be a better option? What are these health benefits and does it
have any negative effects? Keep watching to find the answers to all of
these questions and more! First things first, what is corn oil. Corn is one of the most popular crops grown
across the globe. Because it’s so readily available and one
of the cheapest on the market, that makes it very popular. When you think of corn, oily probably isn’t
in the description. Because corn isn’t really that oily, it
has to be pressed to separate the actual oil from the kernels. The oil from this process is then put through
refinement and steam distillation before you end up with a finished product. There are a few different kinds of corn oil
to watch out for, ones that have a higher smoke point, and organic or cold pressed corn
oil. The first one, the one with the higher smoke
point, which means it’s great for cooking. Because of the low price and fairly neutral
flavour that won’t affect what you’re cooking, corn oil is a popular choice. However, research has shown that when non
organic corn oil is heated, it can actually be harmful to your body. This particular refined corn oil is the one
made from GMO corn. When heated, like in the deep fryer, it can
produce a harmful antinutrient called acrylamide. This particular compound has been labeled
as a potential carcinogen by the International Agency for Research On Cancer. PUBMED also says that acrylamide has also
been linked to problems with hormones and muscle function, as well as nerve function. Which all sounds pretty scary. But before you decided to ditch the corn oil,
wait until you hear some of the health benefits coming up soon. If you purchase organic, unrefined corn oil,
or cold pressed corn oil you can avoid some of these troublesome side effects as these
particular oils have a lower smoke point and have many great health benefits. This type of oil can be used in the kitchen
but also in the medicinal world and even as a massage oil. Now that we know a few different ways corn
oil can be made, let’s take a look at the health benefits of corn oil. As a general rule, unrefined organic corn
oil will have more health properties than the refined, GMO type of corn oil. Something to keep in mind as we continue. Corn oil has anti-inflammatory properties. This is generally good, and is something that
can help protect your body from diseases like diabetes, heart disease and possibly cancer. That’s because corn oil is full of a plant
based compound called phytosterols. However more research needs to be done on
this particular topic. The anti-inflammatory properties of corn oil
can also help to relieve symptoms of arthritis, headaches and even some stomach issues. Keep in mind, if you’re using the refined
type of oil, these benefits can be outweighed by some negative aspects, so you’ll want
to use that one sparingly to achieve any of the health benefits we just mentioned. It can improve the health of your vision. Lutein is something that can only be synthesized
by plants, and when ingested it can possible reduce the free radicals in your body. Lutein can help protect your vision and possibly
reduce the risk of cataracts forming. It can be good for your skin. Like we mentioned earlier corn oil is sometimes
used in the massage profession. If you’re ingesting it, or rubbing it on
your skin CLINICAL SCIENCE says that the antioxidants and tocopherols can help reduce the likelihood
of skin infections, inflammation, irritation and blemishes. However, this oil is high in fat, so you should
use small amounts if you decided to add it to your skincare routine. It can possibly lower your risk of heart disease. Linoleic acid, vitamin E and those phytosterols
we mentioned earlier area all good, heart healthy things. We could continue with more heart healthy
facts, but we figured you should know that the many studies that showed these types of
results were often paid for by the company that owns and manufactures corn oil. Those are some great benefits, but like we
mentioned at the beginning of this video, you can’t have the good without the bad. Here are some of the negative aspects of using
corn oil. Weight Gain. It’s easy to use lots of oil when cooking. Because corn oil can withstand a lot of heat,
it’s often used when deep frying food. That means the food is basically dunked in
this very fatty oil, which means the calories of whatever your eating when cooked this way
will probably have gone way, way up. If you have a diet that uses a lot of corn
oil, chances are you’re consuming extra calories at every meal, that you may not be
aware of. They Deal with Omega 6 fats. Omega 6 fats can be good for you, if ingested
in small amounts. According to healthline you should always
balance out your omega 6 fatty acid with omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 6 fats promote inflammation, which in
very small amounts is good for your body and helps protect it from disease. If you’re a regular here at Bestie, you
probably already know that too much inflammation can increase your risk of a number of different
diseases including but not limited to: cancer, heart disease, obesity and alzheimers. Most corn oil is made from GMO corn. New research is being discovered every day
about whether or not genetically modified (GMO) foods are good for the population in
general. While most food is deemed safe, using GMO
corn has only been around for the last 20 years or so, so the long term effects are
not readily available. On top of that, according to the United States
Department of Agriculture, GMO corn is often subjected to pesticides like glyphosate. In 2015 the World Health Organization deemed
this particular pesticide a probable carcinogen. Corn oil is highly refined. As we mentioned at the beginning of this video,
when something is highly refined it has to go through a long process before it can be
safe to eat. When corn oil goes through this process it’s
compounds can become oxidized and increase your risk of disease. Not to mention the harmful antinutrient acrylamide
we mentioned at the beginning of this video, which has been labeled as a possible carcinogen
by the international agency on cancer research. So, does the good outweigh the bad? Is corn oil healthy? In our opinion and with all the information
we just provided we say that there are definitely healthier oils out there for you, like olive
and coconut oil. We suggest, if you can, you should probably
avoid corn oil as your go to cooking oil. And that’s the video! What did you think about this topic? Do you cook with corn oil often? What other plant based oils do you use when
cooking your favourite meals? Do you recommend one that your fellow Bestie
viewers should use? Let us know in the comments section below
which plant based oil you use when cooking in the kitchen!

6 thoughts on “The Health Benefits And Health Risks Of Corn Oil

  1. The premise about GMO corn oil is very dishonest. All refined sugars and oils are chemically identical, there is no way to tell if they came from organic or GMO crops. Therefore Obama's new labeling law reflects this fact, no refined oils or sugars will be called GE. Only crass fear mongering organic food hawkers will try to claim that and only until the FDA steps in to ban fear mongering false labels. After 27 years, over a full human generation, there is no scientific finding of any kind about negative health effects from GMO foods but starvation is always unhealthy.

  2. any food that has het applied is not healthy. no o con oil !! type A blood should not use coconut oil, it promotes protein glycation

  3. What did you think about this topic? Do you cook with corn oil often? What other plant based oils do you use when cooking your favourite meals? Do you recommend one that your fellow Bestie viewers should use? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 😊

  4. I use corn oil to kill fire ants in their mounds. It’s natural and the Bambi lovers can’t complain about it.

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