Many people eating a plant-based diet assume that vegetable, nut and seed oils are a healthier alternative to butter or margarine and are, therefore, okay to consume.
However, Dr. Esselstyn says that any oil, even olive oil, increases the risks for heart disease and should be avoided.
In this four minute video, Dr. Esselstyn briefly explains some of the data (from long-term studies) behind the "no oil" recommendation and what a heart-healthy diet should look like:
Foods to be Included:
- Legumes, Lentils
Foods to be Avoided: