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episode #186

Avoid These Toxic Oils!

October 19, 2022 in Podcast


This week I discuss the importance of limiting your consumption of cheap vegetable oils!

There is definitely a trend between obesity and the rising consumption of industrial seed oils like corn, safflower, soybean, canola, and grapeseed oil. The restaurants and big food companies are focused on profit margin, not your health, so it's important to read labels and ask your favorite restaurant exactly what they are cooking your food in!

We have to take a closer look and realize that it's not necessarily the carbohydrate you're consuming that is the cause of weight gain, it can very well be the oil that food is being cooked in or prepared with. Potato chips and french fries are primarily cooked in high-linoleic oils such as corn, soybean, sunflower, and/or canola. These would be two items to avoid like the plague, right off the bat!

Bottom Line:  Vegetable oils have become a major category of food in our diet over the last hundred years, during which time obesity has gone from obscurity to commonplace, so in our fight against obesity, reducing vegetable oils and their primary fat, linoleic acid, in our diets seems like an intelligent place to start!

Links:  https://www.zeroacre.com/


Hello, and welcome to the get lean and eat clean podcast. My name is Brian grin. I'm a certified health coach, trainer and author. And this podcast is for middle-aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. All right. Welcome to the get lean E clean podcast. My name is Brian. GRN hope you had a great weekend. We had a bit of rain this weekend, but all as well, first week of the NFL season.


So hopefully enjoyed some games yesterday, or excuse me, that would be Sunday happy Tuesday if you're listening to this on Tuesday, and hopefully you listen to my rebroadcast episode with a able James, I enjoyed re-listening to that interview. And you know, I'm gonna do this every once in a while, because I think it's important. These interviews, you know, you do 'em the week goes by if you miss 'em or you listen to 'em and then, you know, three, six months go by, it's nice to sort of re rehear these interviews and get some tips. We touched all about his, you know, his health journey, his morning ritual, you know, his message around music and how that could be helpful for brain health.

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So I think there's a lot of great tips that came out of that and able James was, was really fun to interview. So hopefully you enjoy that one today. I wanna touch on, it's a pretty big topic. I'm not gonna go into, you know, every little detail you probably could go into regarding vegetable oils. And I'm sure you've, you've heard us talk about it before on the podcast, but it's something that I think should be, you know, repeated upon because it, there is a, there's sort of this link between the rise in obesity and, you know, the over consumption of vegetables, specifically seed oils, and they have unprecedented amounts of what's called omega six fats Lin line lake acid.

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And, and this is, this can be linked to obesity. There's really no tribe population or nation that started consuming vegetables as not seen obesity rates climb. So I just think it's important to touch on this. This has been brought up in the health in the health world. If you're listening to other, obviously if you're listening to other health podcasts that comes up a decent amount, and I think we'll gonna keep hearing more about it because you know, eating less, moving more, that sort of rhetoric doesn't work for losing weight in the long haul, you end up just, you know, hurting metabolism and yo-yo dieting.

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So, you know, the thing about the fats is, you know, if you look at animal models, you know, these higher fat diets lead to can lead to an increase in body fat, but it's, it's not just a high fat diet. It's the, the, the type of fat that's causing it. It's not saturated fat or beef fat or, or heavy cream that's causing obesity. It's these vegetable oils. And there's a great article that I've used to reference a bit by zero acre, and they have some great charts showing sort of the rise of vegetable oils along with that rise in obesity. And, you know, one of the things that I think's important to take note is more and more people eating out and using these cheap vegetables in the restaurants.

(3m 46s):

And we talk about how important it is to cook your own food. And I think this is just another sort of benchmark to look at why you should be cooking your own foods, because then you can use, you know, coconut oil or olive oil or avocado oil. And they're not, you know, they're not, they don't have a ton of omega six line lake acid in compared to corn, you know, corn oil, cotton seed, grape seed, sunflower soybean, you know, these have 50 plus percent line lake acid, omega six fatty acids in them. And these plant out these plant compounds when, when you heat 'em, they can cause inflammation, they oxidize and can cause infl inflammation.

(4m 35s):

So there's definitely a trend moving where, you know, the rise in these oils can be linked to obesity. Now, I, I just did a, my last podcast on tips when you're eating out. And I think it's important if you are eating out all the time, which, you know, Hey, that's a, it's a social thing. It's, it's a great time to, to be with others. But I think you should just, you know, if you're going to the same restaurants, perhaps, you know, you can ask them what they're cooking in. And I would imagine these industrial vegetable oils are being used to cook your food. And I don't blame the restaurants per se.

(5m 15s):

They're not, they're, they're all about just making profit margins, not looking out if, you know, if people are getting, you know, weight gain and obesity from their foods, but this is definitely becoming a trend. So I would definitely ask your restaurant what they're cooking in. If you are cooking at the house, which is, I always say the best way to go. Like I said, coconut oil is a great one. I'll even olive oil, extra Virgin olive oil. You know, you can get a good quality one and make sure that you know, that, that you're not overdoing the vegetables.

(5m 57s):

If you are cooking in them, you know, every once in a while, it's probably not the end of the world, but if you're cooking in vegetables every day, then that could be an issue. I mean, if you look at like French fries, French fries, you know, you're, you're, you're taking a potato you're, you know, it's not necessarily the potato. That's, that's the that's, what's wrong with it. It's the fact that it's being obviously deep fried in these vegetable oils, and this is gonna cause inflammation. And I truly think that heating these vegetable oils, you know, no matter the amount of calories you're eating is, is the biggest influence on weight gain. So heating these vegetable oils is, is, is a major issue.

(6m 39s):

And this is something that can increase fat storage and definitely cause inflammation. So you wanna keep an eye on it. This is just something I'll, I'll bring up every once in a while. And you know, hopefully, you know, when you do go out, you can, you can find out exactly what they're cooking it in because you you're much better off using these animal fats than using these cheap vegetable oils when it comes to cooking. So that's all I wanted touch on today. If you have any questions regarding this, you can email me, Brian, Brian, grin.com, and I hope you have a great week. Hopefully you have some nice weather and get outside and we will talk to you on Friday.

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Thanks for listening to the get lean E clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine. And I appreciate that. Check out the show notes@briangrin.com for everything that was mentioned in this episode, feel free to subscribe to the podcast, share it with a friend or family member. That's looking to get their body back to what it once was. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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