Is Mayo Bad For You?

Uploaded by OneMinuteSixPack on 09.09.2012

Hi I'm Nick and welcome to another One Minute Six Pack Tip. Today’s video is an answer
to the question, “Is mayo bad for you?” In most cases, the short answer is yes. Although,
some varieties of mayonnaise exist that are actually healthy. It’s important to know
the difference between good and bad mayo. This is because good mayo can be a great way
to compliment an already healthy meal. Whereas bad mayo will make you gain weight, and do
internal damage to your body.
Mayonnaise is a thick and creamy sauce that is typically used as either a condiment or
as a base for other sauces or salad dressings. Its origin is disputed; however, mayo most
likely dates back to 1756 in the Spanish town of Mahon. It was apparently accidentally made
by the Duke of Richelieu’s chef, who was preparing a meal to celebrate the French Army’s
capture of the city. It wasn’t until the early 20th century though that mayonnaise
started to become popular in the United States, and eventually in many other parts of the
world too. The main ingredients are (1) oil, (2) egg yolks, (3) either vinegar or lemon
juice; and (4) sometimes other ingredients too. The type of oil that’s used, and the
nature of the other ingredients added, is what can make mayonnaise either healthy or
Commercial mayo brands use processed refined soybean oil. Refined soybean oil has been
shown in many different studies to cause internal inflammation. It also contains an excess of
omega-6 fatty acids, which unbalances your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Commercial brands
of mayo also add (1) high fructose corn syrup, and (2) EDTA, among other harmful ingredients.
These things are toxic and combine to make you fatter and unhealthy. Good brands of mayonnaise
don’t have any of these added ingredients. Also, they don’t use soybean oil. Instead
they use 100% olive oil.
Unfortunately, a lot of brands try to trick you into thinking their mayonnaise is made
with olive oil by putting the words “with olive oil” on the label. If you look at
the ingredients on the back though, you’ll see that the main ingredient is still soybean
or canola oil. In reality, a lot these mayo’s are really just a blend of the unhealthy oils
with only a small percentage of actual olive oil. Therefore, while real types of healthy
mayo actually exist, they tend to be much harder to find. If you have trouble finding
any that are made from 100% olive oil though, don’t worry. Tomorrow, I’ll show you how
to make your own healthy mayonnaise in only 5 minutes. That's all for now. Take Care,
and thanks for watching.