This brings us to processed foods. If our bodies have a hard time digesting and processing even cooked foods, lets think for a minute about how hard of a time we would have digesting and using foods that have a huge amount of preservatives, and color and flavor additives. hmmmm :) oil.
With all kinds of fresh, local vegetables available to us even in a climate like Minnesota, why aren't more people cooking and eating these foods instead of eating fast food or pre-made meals from boxes (both packed full of oil-based or oil-enabled additives). The answer is probably convenience, and a general lack of education of what kinds of nutrients you can get from fresh produce that you can't find in a box.