Here’s my response to yesterday’s ‘5 C Fitness Foods’ article…

February 24th, 2009
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We got a ton of ‘thank you’ emails responding to the e-newsletter I
sent out yesterday – and as I anticipated we also got a few
screamers and shouters – asking me “Why are you recommending canola
oil – it’s a toxic chemical!!”

(for those of you who missed it – I’ve added it to the bottom of
this email) It’s actually the next blog post now…

Well, let’s put this to rest right now:

1 – I should have prefaced my recommendation of canola oil with my
very typical “always choose organic, non-gmo brands.” I usually
attach this to any food suggestion – but I left it off yesterday, in
haste… my mistake.

2 – Some of you are correct – most canola oil is of a genetically
engineered variety – that is NOT what I suggest to add to your
daily nutrition. As I mentioned in # 1 above – go for
expeller-pressed, non-gmo brands, such as Spectrum brand.

3 – I did not say to replace the best source of healthy fats -
which I always tell you is Extra-Virgin, Organic Olive Oil. My
suggestion is to simply add it to your diet as a ‘less-flavored’
option when cooking certain dishes.

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– Dr’ Weil – yes, THE Dr. Weil – shares the same sentiments as I
do when it comes to canola oil…

Here is a statement right from the lips of the master of natural
health himself, Dr. Andrew Weil:

“I use canola oil in moderation, when I want a neutral-tasting oil,
but I always look for organic, expeller-pressed brands. The
lower-cost products sold in supermarkets have often been extracted
with chemical solvents or high-speed presses that generate heat.
Both methods alter the oil’s fatty acid chemistry in undesirable
ways. Furthermore, canola oil producers use a lot of pesticides on
their crops, and I suspect that residues find their way into the
finished product, so be sure to check labels.”

Did you see that – let me highlight it so we don’t miss it:

**I use canola oil in moderation, when I want a neutral-tasting
oil, but I always look for organic, expeller-pressed brands…**

That’s it for today…

Stay tuned for the next ‘Fitness Foods’ article.

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever,

Joey Atlas

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