Most vegetable oils and their products contain BHA and BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene) which are artificial antioxidants that help prevent food from oxidizing or spoiling too quickly. These chemicals have been shown to produce potential cancer causing compounds in the body and linked to liver/kidney damage, immune problems, infertility/sterility, high cholesterol, and behavioral problems in children.
. Vegetable oils also contain residues of the pesticides and chemicals used in their growth and manufacture and most often come from genetically modified (GM) sources.
. Vegetable oils contain very high levels of polyunsaturated fats which easily go rancid at room temperature making it likely that a large part of vegetable oils on the market are already damaged, before we even consume them.
. Because vegetable oils oxidize easily, they deplete the body of antioxidants since the body must use these to attempt to neutralize the oxidation. People with high consumption of vegetable oils and their products are at risk for Vitamin E deficiency and other deficiencies.
. In studies on rats, a high consumption of these oils can cause fatty liver and severe liver damage. Several other animal studies also show an increase in cancer when rats eat a diet high in Omega-6 fats