When I first heard of people cooking without oil I was super skeptical. I have always loved Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Especially on a plate with balsamic vinegar and bread to dip. Seriously, I can remember the first time I had this. I was 17, with my then bff Melanie at a cute restaurant in Halifax, Nova Scotia “La Cave” (as far as I can tell they don’t exist anymore) 20 years later I can still remember the experience. Unfortunately the reality of the health affects of oil kind of ruin the entire romantic experience. The media and Keto fans like to hype up oil, especially Coconut, Olive and Cold Pressed versions, as some type of miracle food; the truth is oil is nothing more than a highly processed, isolated fat. It is one of the highest concentrations of calories in the world. It has next to zero nutrients, it causes immediate damage to your cardiovascular system, it causes inflammation through out the body, it messes up your bodies ability to produce Omega 3s, and oil doesn’t do anything to keep you full. This information comes from all the Whole Food Plant Based Doctors… below you can check out some quick commentary from each of them as to why NO Oil is a huge part of Whole Food Plant Based eating.