Fact Or Fiction: Seed Oils Are Healthy


I'm Madison Jules
Here's what I believe: everyone deserves to have access to the knowledge they need to understand what's best for them so they can make informed choices about their life.

What’s your opinion on seed oils?

Most people (including a lot of people I know) cook with seed (vegetable) oils because they think they’re doing their body a favor.

“What’s the big deal? They’re seeds and veggies, they’ve gotta be good for you!”

I’ve heard it more times than I can count.

But it’s not anyone’s fault! 

We live in a world that’s constantly saying how great seed oils are for us.

It’s no wonder the word-of-mouth is positive.

That’s why I knew I had to share this information with you.

I’m going to uncover the toxic truth behind these health disguised oils. 

Seed Oils At A Glance

Pick just about anything packaged out of your pantry and you’ll probably grab some type of seed oil.

Nut butter, mayonnaise, salad dressing, chips, cookies, canned soup, the list goes on.

Crazy Fact: The average American is consuming up to 32% (over 700 calories) of their total calories from vegetable (seed) oils. That’s a lot of inflammation!! 

Seed oils like canola and sunflower oil have long been crowned as “heart-healthy” alternatives to saturated fats like butter. I took this picture at the grocery store the other day and it really made my blood boil. Because we should be able to believe marketing labels… right?

That’s a hard myth

I’m going to tell you right now: swapping your oils is one of the easiest changes you can make to feel better. 

Seed oils are one of the biggest culprits for inflammation which trickles down to LOADS of health problems.

Here’s inflammatory or highly processed oils I avoid and recommend to avoid as much as possible:

  • Canola Oil
  • Coconut Oil (Refined – unrefined is great)
  • Corn Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Partially Hydrogenated Oil (Trans Fats)
  • Palm Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Rapeseed Oil (another name for canola oil)
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Sunflower Oil 
  • Vegetable Oil (a blend of inflammatory oils)

The Science Behind Seed Oils

Seed oils are thought to lower your “bad cholesterol” – but they actually increase inflammation.

Unless labeled otherwise, these oils come from GMO crops that are treated with toxic pesticides and chemicals.

High consumption of Linoleic Acid (LA) without balancing with omega 3 is not good for us. 

Industrial seed oils or vegetable oils (those listed in red below) are a primary source of LA.

There’s four main concerns when it comes to consuming seed oils:

  • They disrupt the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio AKA promoting inflammatory diseases
  • They’re highly processed AKA bleaching and deodorizing. If you haven’t seen how Canola oil is made you need to watch this!
  • They’re often genetically modified AKA genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • They’re prone to oxidation AKA harmful compounds like free radicals

Budget V.S. Boujee

I hope this information empowers you to swap out some of those bad seed oils for better alternatives. 

I know all of these terms and different oils can be overwhelming to understand. 

Use my Budget V.S. Boujee Grocery List to get started!


Focus on whole real foods. 

  • Grass fed Butter
  • Primal Kitchen Avocado oil from Costco
  • Primal Kitchen Salad Dressing

Swap for cleaner alternatives and different kinds of oils. All the left options +

  • Ghee instead of seed oils
  • High Quality Organic EVOO for drizzling


If you’re looking for pantry swaps – I have a FREE snack swap guide for you!