Africans have been gradually adopting the western diet and lifestyle. They have
changed from using tropical oils like palm oil and groundnut oil to refined vegetable oils.
New Research is discovering that the increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure could be attributed
to the increased consumption of refined vegetable oils.
In this course you will understand how cheap commercial vegetable oils became the first choice for cooking starting in the United States and then extended to Europe and then Africa especially
in Nigeria, why the increase in chronic diseases could be attributed to refined vegetable oils and what to look out for when you go shopping for cooking oils.
It is safer to choose the Life in the Oils.
Studies have shown that the shift in diet from the traditional to the western diet in Africa could be attributed to modern day vegetable oil consumption. After taking this course, you are expected to:
- Know why modern day vegetable oils has been linked to chronic diseases.
- Understand how animal fats was replaced by vegetable oils.
- The types of fat that are beneficial to increase longevity.
- Know that all plant oils are not created equal.
- How toxins are introduced into healthy oils.
- What to look out for when buying vegetable oils.
Module 1 - How Refined Vegetable Oils Became Our Number One Choice for Cooking
Understand how refined vegetable oils replaced animal fats.
Learn how hydrogenation came about.
Know the health implications of hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Module 2 - Toxicity is in the Oils; Manufacturer’s Gain Consumer’s Loss
Understand the Health implications of using refined cooking oils extracted with hexane.
Know the health benefits of using oils extracted with the hydraulic pressed method.
Recognize the difference between Virgin oils, cold pressed oils and pressed oils which will guide you on how to choose healthy oils.
Module 3 - Why Modern Day Vegetable Oils Could Be Responsible For the Rise In Heart Diseases, Arthritis And Diabetes
Know the fatty composition of vegetable oils that could be healthful or harmful to you.
Get simplified knowledge on what saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are.
Understand why refined oils high in Omega 6 fatty acid is a bad choice for you.
Recognize the health implications of reheating vegetable oils
Module 4 - Knowing the Beneficial Sources of Oils to Increase Longevity
Understand the meaning of FATS and why healthy fats are important in longevity.
Understand the benefits of knowing the various types of fats.
Recognize the beneficial sources of oils available for you such as; avocado oil, palm oil and coconut oil.
Understand how trans-fat could lead to chronic diseases and why it should be avoided
Module 5 - Some Healthy Oils Could Decrease Longevity
Understand why some healthy oils could decrease longevity.
How Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is introduced into cooking oil.
Know the health implications of GMO
Module 6 - What to Look Out For When You Go Shopping For Oils
Know what to look out for when you go shopping for oils.
Recognize the health implications of eating foods containing brominated vegetable oil
know how to get the best from your healthy cooking oils
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for everyone as a guide to know the negative impact of using refined vegetable oils, the health implications of reheating cooking oils and help you understand the dietary recommendations on the various types of fats in oils
in order to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases.
You don't need anything to start this course but a positive outlook on your health! Start straight away and learn at your own pace.