Some popular diet trends recommend eliminating all forms of oil from your diet—including oils that are often promoted as healthful, such as olive oil. Is an oil-free diet healthier?
Nutrition Diva listener Joy recently asked about this in a Facebook discussion. “What do you think about the idea that oil is unhealthy and should be avoided?,” she wrote. “I’ve noticed that some plant-based recipe blogs I like highlight their oil-free recipes. And a doctor told me I should work on eliminating ALL oil (not fats, just oil) from my diet. If you haven’t done a podcast on this topic, please think about covering it!”
Your wish is my command, Joy. Let’s take a closer look at some of the arguments against oil.