Canola apparently isn't sold very widely in the UK. I don't know if this is just because the US market was thought to be too sensitive to buy a product with "rape" in the name, if it's made using a different process, or if the rape plants used in the US and Canada are different due to selective breeding or genetic modification.
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When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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From what I understand almost all the canola oil in the US and Canada is GM. Perhaps that's why it's not commonly used in the UK
Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
People seem to also forget that humans cook their food, to get more nutrients out of them in a quicker timeframe. Cooking food also makes it more digestible, which explains both the shorter GI tract (don't need to digest as long to get nutrients absorbed) and the teeth (cooked food is easier to chew). There was a great popular anthropology book about it recently called Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.
Of course, some people who argue that humans are herbivores also argue that we should be eating raw vegan diets, which often lead women to be unable to menstruate or conceive. I'm going to say that something that decrease fertility is probably not healthy.