Why Refined oil is harmful to human health


Why refined oil is harmful to human health??

In this article, we will understand everything in detail i.e. reason for using refined oil, the harmful effect of refined oil on human health, the refining process step by step, and opinions/suggestive remarks. 

Problem with conventional oil

Conventional oil is mechanically expressed oil/cold pressed oil from seeds or vegetables. Conventional oil is generally having gums, waxes, and coloring substances including saturated fat which is the main cause to apply to refine. Another reason for refining, the manufacturers give the shelf life of refined oil is increased as compared to conventional oil.

Reason for using refined oil

For decades, most people are taking refined oil in place of conventional oil. People belonging to the urban regions are inclined towards refined oil as compared to rural people. Due to their hectic and sedentary lifestyle, people don’t have sufficient time for a physical workout to burn fat. Resultantly, people who are taking a significant amount of saturated fat in their daily diet are at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases. In the last years till the present, a significant population met death due to cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure. That’s why to reduce the frequency of this kind of death, a paradigm shift had taken place back to several years which ultimately endorsed the industry to extract the saturated fat from conventional oil i.e. refining edible oil.

The main reason for using refined oil is the absence of saturated fat which may put humans at a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases viz., Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, etc. This shift from conventional oil to refined oil took place as a result of the industrial revolution which marketed their products through a variety of advertisements to endorse the consumers for purchase and to increase the sale.

Harmful effects of refined oil:

The hazardous thing which harms the human body is the chemical agents used during the refining of oil. After the completion of the refining process, the residue of chemical agents remains within the refined which put the consumer at a high risk of suffering a number of non-communicable and toxic problems including cancer. The whole process of edible oil refining is been discussed with pinpoint reasons why it is harmful in the figure below.

(For a Better understanding click on my youtube video link below) Figure 1 Refining process (the same figure is used for my youtube channel, zero learning academy)


1.     Take mechanically pressed conventional oil in place of refined oil.

2.     Change your lifestyle from sedentary to active.

3.     Use a small amount of oil for cooking

By improving our lifestyle and using conventional oil, we can save ourselves from cardiovascular problems but if we will take refined oil, we cannot save ourselves from the harmful effects of chemical residue left after refining.  For a better understanding, kindly watch my youtube video below:


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