What Fats And Oils Should You Avoid?

Episode 648 28m


We’ve been taught to think of fats and oils as a necessary evil—the unhealthy part of anything we eat and the stuff needed to keep food from sticking to the pot. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Fat is essential for health, but it’s also confusing. There are so many different kinds of fat; some, we are told, are good, and some are bad. So, what’s actually true?

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking all about fats and oils—which ones you should be eating, and which ones you need to avoid for optimal health.


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Narrator: Coming up on this episode of the Doctor's Farmacy... Dr. Mark Hyman: Eating the right kinds of fat and oils can actually help you lose weight. 53 randomized controlled trials looking at high fat diets versus low fat diets, and every time, the high fat diets beat out the low fat diets for weight loss. Welcome to the Doctor's Farmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's Farmacy with an F, a place for conversations that matter, and today I'm bringing you a health bite to improve your health, because taking small steps every day can lead to significant changes in your health over time. Today, I thought we'd talk about fats and oils because, well, people are confused about fat. They're still confused about fat, even though the data's pretty..

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Ep. 648 - What Fats And Oils Should You Avoid?