Oils Not Well With Oil – Even Olive Oil!

Most people I encounter are thoroughly confused about what constitutes an overall healthy diet.  This doesn’t surprise me as there is so much misinformation and conflicting information in regards to “healthy” eating.

 However, there are three dietary recommendations that many people confidently believe to be true in relation to human health:.  

 1.    You’ve got to eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs to get enough  protein

2.     You’ve got to consume dairy products to get enough calcium

3.     You should use olive oil because it is a heart-healthy food

 The confidence people have in these statements is unjustified.

All three are false!

 If you believe # 1 and # 2 are true, you need to seek out the resources and experts listed in the “Resources” page on this site.  If after conducting a thorough examination of the research, you still believe # 1 and # 2 are true, then I suggest that you have your head examined.

 # 3 seems to be permanently imprinted on the brains of Americans. When discussing processed foods during small group sessions at my current job, people appear as if they want to cry when I inform them that all oils – including olive oils – are the most highly processed and calorically dense foods that we can eat.  There is no getting around that all oils are pure junk.  As an Italian American brought up in a household that always had enormous containers of olive oil close at hand, it didn’t give me great pleasure when the evidence (and common sense) made me conclude that ALL added oils should be avoided.

 Click on the links below to get the real scoop on olive and other oils. 

I think you’ll agree that there is no way that the most calorically dense substance we can eat could ever be considered a health food. 

 Jeff Novick RD

 John McDougall  MD

 Caldwell Esselstyn MD

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