All oils consist of saturated fat. For example, let’s break down America’s touted health food — olive oil. It is advertised as heart healthy, but is it really? Each tablespoon of olive oil consists of 120 fat calories, zero vitamins, and contains 13% saturated fat. It has no benefit to the human body. It has less saturated fat than butter, so it is considered a healthier choice. The oil has negative effects on the body. Saturated fat increases blood cholesterol levels, promotes excess body fat, and breaks down endothelial cells. Most people are not aware that saturated fat is found in all oils. The industries promoting these products have done a fantastic job of convincing us we need these empty fat calories to survive.
We do need fats to process the nutrients found in our food. These fats are present in perfect amounts every time we consume whole, plant-based foods. For example, corn, in its whole form, ground into cornmeal or corn flour has fat, fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamin A, and iron. It has the perfect amount of fat needed by our body to absorb all the nutrients in the corn. All whole foods are designed this way. From brown rice to beans, they are complete with every nutrient we need. When corn is processed into corn oil, all of the fat is extracted from the kernel and the beneficial fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins are left behind. We are now consuming an isolated nutrient that is 100% pure fat. When we add isolated nutrients like fat to our automatically perfectly balanced whole food, plant-based diet, it causes an imbalance. This imbalance is an increase in fats and saturated fat that is not found in a natural diet ideal for humans or any animal.
Additionally, oils create an acidic environment in the body. Our bodies are designed to be alkaline, and adding extracted foods or nutrients causes an imbalance. Lucky for us, our bodies are highly complex and amazing. Our system will automatically correct this imbalance for the majority of our lifetime; however, this constant correction is very taxing on the body. This in turn causes side effects such as inflammation and disease and weight gain due to the consumption of empty fat calories. The number one killer of humans is heart disease, and it is due to the consumption of saturated fats and the breakdown of our endothelium.
We have all been trained to cook with oils. That’s how our mothers did it and so did we. I will teach you how to eliminate the oils from your diet without losing any flavor. All you will lose is excess body fat and risk of disease. Watch this technique video to learn my Dry Browning Technique that cuts all the fat and includes all the flavor of golden browned onions.