Alter Your Health

#374 - Stop Eating "Seed Oils" and Do This Instead

April 12, 2023 Episode 374
Alter Your Health
#374 - Stop Eating "Seed Oils" and Do This Instead
Show Notes

"Seed oils" have taken on the role of the proverbial whipping boy, taking the blame for everything that is wrong in packaged and processed foods.

Yes, seed oils are bad for your health. But that is generally where the conversation stops. Or maybe you've heard other conflicting information around eating more saturated fats like butter, lard, and animal products.

In this episode we break down WHY seed oils are bad for your health and what you should be cooking with and eating instead to support your metabolic, cardiovascular, cognitive, or just general health goals.

Spoiler alert: Seed oils aren't the only oils that are best to avoid... avoiding ALL added oils is going to help your your body and metabolism function optimally by lowering inflammation and oxidative stress, increasing insulin sensitivity, and boosting overall nutrient density throughout your daily eating.

Here are some highlights from today's episode:

  • ALL oils are pure fats containing 120 kcal/Tbsp, but different oils have unique blends of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats including omega-3 and omega-6
  • Most "seed oils" are found in processed foods and used by restaurants and are generally a blend of toxic GMO ingredients including canola, soy, corn, and cottonseed oils.
  • The combination of refined fats with refined carbohydrates is the most detrimental to health by promoting insulin resistance and oxidative damage
  • Why the best oil to consume is NONE AT ALL - based on the science, the only way to reverse cardiovascular disease is an oil-free whole food plant based diet
  • Some tips and tricks for oil-free cooking and baking

Links to some more good stuff
- 1-on-1 Nutritional Analysis Package -
- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides:
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: