The Skinny on No Oil in a Plant-Based Whole Foods Diet

 

If you eat unhealthy foods in moderation, you could have a moderate heart attack.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

Any of you who have read Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease know that he says to eliminate all oils from one’s diet. There is much debate over this topic and the folks over at Engine 2 have put together a wonderful summary of data on why eliminating oil from your diet is part of living a healthy plant-based whole foods lifestyle.

Dr. McDougall, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, and Jeff Novick have all weighed in on this topic.

This article links to a number of resources that describe the scientific evidence behind how much fat our bodies actually need and clears up some of the myths that are out there about oil.

Obviously eliminating oil from your diet is a personal choice but please educate yourself by reading the full blog post here.

 

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