Is Vegetable Oil Good Or Bad For You?

Episode 701 21m


Many of us grew up with the message that vegetable oils are safe to use as a heart-healthy alternative over traditional saturated fats. Found at your typical grocery store, these clear, tasteless, and highly refined and processed oils include corn, soybean, canola, safflower, and sunflower oils. These highly unstable, highly inflammatory oils were given a gigantic push by advisory groups we trusted, including the American Heart Association, the National Education Cholesterol Program, the National Institutes of Health—and even our government’s own dietary guidelines. It turns out the truth about oils is not so clear cut.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk all about seed oils, why they shouldn’t be a part of your diet, and the type of fat and oils you should consume instead for optimal health.


This episode is brought to you by Butcher Box, and Rupa Health. The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast works with a select group of sponsors to allow for ongoing production and allow it to be zero-cost to anyone who wishes to listen to and watch the podcast.

Resources Mentioned

Host & Guests


Automatically generated. Please forgive any typos or errors in the following transcript. It was generated by a third party and has not been subsequently reviewed by our team.

Narrator: Coming up on this episode of The Doctor's Farmacy. Dr. Mark Hyman: Mostly I would get rid of the safflower, sunflower, corn oil, peanut oil, anything that says vegetable oil. Hey, welcome to The Doctor's Farmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's farm too. It's with an F. A place for conversations that matter. And if you've ever been confused about oils and fat and what to eat and what not to eat, you might want to listen up because this conversation's going to help clarify a little bit about the confusion about what we call seed and bean oils. Basically, vegetable oil, plant oils. And there's a lot of research around it. There's a lot of contradictory information out there online. There's a lot of conflicting studies. How do..

Want to read the full transcript for free?

Enter your name and email to sign up for our newsletter and unlock the transcript

Back to Content Library
Ep. 701 - Is Vegetable Oil Good Or Bad For You?