Canola is a coined term where “Can” refers to Canada, and “ola” stands for oil. Canola oil has come a long way from being an industrial lubricant for naval and merchant ships as well as steam engines during the early- through mid-1900s, to being the third most utilized edible oil around the world. Now primarily extracted from low erucic acid rapeseed or LEAR, canola is not only a major crop in Canada but in the United States as well. This wide availability of canola oil makes it easy to include in one’s diet. However, steering clear of canola oil use is advised for a host of health concerns.
Read further and discover more about the negative effects of canola oil and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends you avoid this source of dietary fats.