Vegetable oils are a hot topic in the wellness world. Some believe they’re a heart-healthy alternative to saturated fats, while others claim their impact is far worse for our overall health than we initially thought. If you’re confused about seed oils, this episode is for you.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Jeff Nobbs to discuss the top seed oils consumed today and why they are so problematic for cardiometabolic health. Jeff maps out the history of seed oils and how they’ve become ubiquitous in restaurants and ultra-processed foods. He also describes the research limitations and selective reporting that have heavily influenced their recommendation and use.
Dhru and Jeff also dive into the negative impact of eating a diet with unnaturally high doses of omega-6 oils and Jeff’s mission to “give the world an oil change” with his company, Zero Acre Farms, which has created a new kind of oil made from fermented raw sugar cane.
Jeff Nobbs is the cofounder and CEO of Zero Acre Farms, a food company replacing destructive vegetable oils with healthier, more sustainable options made by fermentation. With over 15 years of experience in health and nutrition, Jeff has cofounded several start-ups to offer better-quality ingredients and nutrition-forward foods to people and communities, including the fast-casual restaurant chain Kitava. Jeff also cofounded HelpKitchen to connect food-insecure individuals with restaurants for a free meal via text and has served as the COO for Perfect Keto and GM of Ebates (formerly Rakuten), a cash-back and shopping rewards company.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Dietary alteration of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids for headache reduction in adults with migraine: randomized controlled trial
- McDonald’s Broke My Heart – Malcolm Gladwell
- The Minnesota Coronary Heart Experiment
- The Basement Tapes – Malcolm Gladwell
- Zero Acre Cultured Oil
- Zero Acre Farms Blog
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