There’s NO Such Thing as a Healthy Oil

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There is NO such thing as “Healthy” oil!

Never fails…every time I tell a client that they need to eliminate the use of oils in their diet, they look at me like I’m crazy. Some even even try to argue the issue….but the truth is, they don’t have a leg to stand on. I’ve done my research folks.

Oil is a highly processed junk food full of fat and calories and lacking nutrition.

The fat you eat, is the fat you wear.

Eliminate the use of all oils and you will not only cut down on empty calories, but you will also take a step forward in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Do be confused my (food industry supported) reports talking up the benefits of “heart healthy” oils – there is no such thing. Olive oil has been fortunate to have a good marketing team that convinces is it’s healthy, when it’s not. (The oil companies have deep pockets). It takes 8 olives to get a teaspoon of oil – wouln’t you rather eat the olives instead?

Don’t confuse my anti-oil statements as being anti-fat. we need healthy fats – but they should come from the whole plant source – nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut, olives, etc. By eating the food in ot’s whole form, you get all the nutrients and fiber that are removed when they’re processed into oils.

No oils naturally occur in nature. They are a processed food. Unnecessary. Harmful to your arteries (they damage the endothelial lining). AND – when heated, the oils are damaged and free radicals are formed.

Need more proof? Read the study conducted by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn at the Cleveland clinic – the longest study of it’s kind (20 yrs)

There has been a lot of research on this – so do yourself a favor and read up on it. I have included a few links below that I’m sure you will find eye-opening.

OIL TO NUTS: The Truth About Fats (Jeff Novick Video)

When Friends Ask: Why Do You Avoid Adding Vegetable Oils? (Dr. McDougall)

Olive Oil Is Not Healthy (Michael Klaper MD Video)

The Big Oil Post (Engine 2)

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? (Dr. Michael Greger, via care2)

 

Eat Healthy & Thrive

www.eathealthyandthrive.com

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