Dark Calories: The Hidden Dangers of Vegetable Oils, Part 1


Dr. Cate Shanahan, author of “Dark Calories: How Vegetable Oils Destroy Our Health and How We Can Get It Back,” details the controversy surrounding vegetable oils, arguing they are harmful and contribute to a host of health issues. She elaborates on her scientific findings and personal journey that led her to this conclusion. The conversation covers the historical promotion of vegetable oils by organizations like the American Heart Association, which Dr. Shanahan claims was based on unfounded evidence. They also discuss the prevalence of these oils in our diet, their impact on obesity and metabolic syndrome, and their role in oxidative stress and inflammation. The episode provides practical advice on eliminating harmful oils from one's diet and highlights healthier alternatives. Click HERE for part 2.

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