Oils are calorie rich and processed (C.R.A.P!), they take oxygen out of blood and make it sludgey. Oils also also inhibit nitric oxide which can cause damage the walls of our arteries and harden them over time.
Although Omega-6 fatty acids are an essential part of the human diet, when eaten in excess, they push the body down a pro-inflammation pathway. The recommended ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids is around 3:1 – by cutting refined oils out of your diet, this standard becomes much easier to achieve.
The other common misconception about oils are that they are health foods. When we break down the nutritional value of 1 tablespoon of olive oil compared to 1 tablespoon of white sugar, the only difference in their nutritional makeup is that there are trace amounts of omega 3’s in olive oil. However to get the daily recommended amount of omega 3’s from olive oil alone you would need to consume a whole cup of it, which adds up to a staggering 1,900 calories.