Do NOT Cook with This!!!

Is there a healthy way to enjoy deep-fried foods? Find out about the best and worst oil for deep-frying!

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0:00 Introduction: The worst oil to cook with
0:52 Seed oils
4:46 Side effects of seed oils
5:55 Healthiest oils for frying
7:33 Check out my fried chicken recipe!

In this video, we’re going to talk about the best and worst oil for deep frying.

Seed oils are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Vegetable oil is actually seed oil—it doesn’t come from vegetables.

Seed oils go through industrial processing involving heating and the addition of solvents like hexane, a chemical found in gasoline. This process allows seed oils to be shelf-stable for long periods of time. Around 25% to 30% of our calories come from seed oils.

When you cook processed foods like donuts in seed oils, you’re combining sugar with fat and heat. This process, called glycation, creates sticky proteins in the body.

Fast food oil is reheated and reused repeatedly. The more it’s heated, the more toxic it becomes.

Seed oils were not originally created for human consumption. They’re incredibly damaging to the mitochondria and lead to insulin resistance, fatty liver disease, obesity, heart disease, and an increased risk for cancer.

Soybean oil causes the most damage to the body, followed by corn oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil. Healthier cooking oils for frying include avocado oil, coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, beef tallow, butter, and ghee. Keep in mind it's best to cook over low or medium heat. Pan-frying, air-frying, and stir-frying are healthier options than deep-frying over high heat.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you choose the best oil to cook with. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @C.N.1 on May 25, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    You know… the confusion about saturated fat and cholesterol consumption is a bunch of FOOLISHNESS. I just got done reading about how cholesterol has an important role in muscle tissue repair and how it’s a critical component in building muscle mass. Then, I checked out a picture of “the guy who discovered statins,” and he doesn’t appear to have any muscle mass whatsoever! 😂 WOW! One thing I’m learning is to NEVER raise my hand to someone hiding behind a paywall! 😐 Y’all have a beautiful day! 👊

    • @StGCfiLife on May 25, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      Yes, its a bunch of lies. There is NO feedback mechanism in the body for Cholesterol, except with zero cholesterol, you are dead in 3 days. Saturated fat in moderation is great and we NEED EFAs, ie essential fatty acids, ie Omega 3 and 6. Please go read Brian Peskin’s book that you can even get free online….The Hidden story of Cancer.

    • @abukitty on May 25, 2024 at 1:06 pm

      All credits goes to Dr Ancel Keys who propagated the bandwagon which is destroying the quality of lives

    • @jakeschmidt4320 on May 25, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      I see it as the same as carbs.
      A potatoe out of the garden is not harmful compared to a bag of chips of the shelf. Unprocessed fats are good processed is a no no. Or am I high?

    • @Chamieiniibet on May 25, 2024 at 2:25 pm

      ​@@jakeschmidt4320you are. No one consumes “unproscessed” (raw) potatoes, and “refined oils” does not equal “bad oils” or even “chemically treated oils”

    • @TheDonwiggins on May 25, 2024 at 2:26 pm

      Cholesterol helps men produce testosterone. They don’t want manly men, obviously.

  2. @j.corbygaming on May 25, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    Meat Fat, Avocado Oil, High Quality Butter. Simple!

    • @user-db2ob2jc2f on May 25, 2024 at 12:52 pm


    • @Mystik777 on May 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm

      Do you know if low quality butter cause epiderm problem ?
      Ans if so, the high one permit do avoid it ?

    • @sashimurchie5067 on May 25, 2024 at 1:06 pm

      Agreed 👍

    • @sashimurchie5067 on May 25, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      Agreed 👍

    • @sashimurchie5067 on May 25, 2024 at 1:08 pm

      Organic Grass fed butter no problems

  3. @felipearbustopotd on May 25, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    If our ancestors ( -1800 ) never cooked with it – neither should we.
    Lard, Tallow, Suet, Butter…. coconut oil and olive oil.

    • @BartMarko on May 25, 2024 at 12:32 pm

      Do not fry in olive oil. Use it only cold. Heated olive oil is as harmful as rapeseed oil.

    • @denmar355 on May 25, 2024 at 12:40 pm

      Be careful heating olive oil over 350F though. It turns it into trans fat and makes it unhealthy.

    • @Msjaniceelaine on May 25, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      Exclude Olive oil unless you’re using it as a dressing etc. Not heat

    • @davidflorez1196 on May 25, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      How did our ancestors cook with coconut oil?

    • @ryandixon1102 on May 25, 2024 at 12:50 pm

      Olive oil is not heat safe raterd

  4. @alishabohnert776 on May 25, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    A few years ago i gave my last bottle of canola oil to my husband for use in the garage. He now uses it to lubricate parts and quench metal as it comes out of the fire. These seed oils don’t belong in the kitchen or in our bodies, but in the garage or the garbage!!

    • @QATest4fun on May 25, 2024 at 12:38 pm

      I like to convert it into Diesel fuel. Doesn’t hurt my engines none.

    • @StGCfiLife on May 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm

      Canola oil has no history of being consumed. Dont equate with Sunflower oil or Flax oil.

    • @ryloken1919 on May 25, 2024 at 1:01 pm

      Then he’s using as originally intended

    • @ryloken1919 on May 25, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      Familiar with microwave pyrolysis?

    • @1JO_M on May 25, 2024 at 1:22 pm

      “vegetable oil” works great as a lubricant. I use it as chainsaw oil, door hinge oil….

  5. @PureHealth98 on May 25, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    Hope everyone watching the video gets a lot of value

    • @FLPhotoCatcher on May 25, 2024 at 11:37 pm

      I would think that some beef fat is not good. Cows are fed dubious things, and given antibiotics. And more-and-more of the food chain is tainted with plastic chemicals.

    • @sadmad1331 on May 26, 2024 at 6:41 am

      @@FLPhotoCatcher We’re not escaping anything by deep frying, it’s just a matter of degrees of damage. Even Air fryers have nonstickchems in the baskets or the inner plastic gets high heat & permeates the food if you get any type that isn’t similar to a stainless steel toaster oven type fryer (Emeril Lagasse etc)

  6. @Jimbo878 on May 25, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    I have no requirement to deep fry anything, I shallow fry with ghee.

    • @carefulcarpenter on May 25, 2024 at 2:13 pm

      I use a black pan with a cover. Simmer.

    • @MbisonBalrog on May 25, 2024 at 2:38 pm

      But won’t the ghee burn at frying temp?

    • @MandeepSingh-bv2zw on May 25, 2024 at 2:43 pm

      ​@@MbisonBalrogfrying can happen even at a temperature lower than the smoke point. And Ghee’s smoke point is pretty high.

    • @carefulcarpenter on May 25, 2024 at 2:44 pm

      @@MbisonBalrog Simmer.

    • @MbisonBalrog on May 25, 2024 at 2:48 pm

      @@carefulcarpenter how you get Maillard reaction with simmer

  7. @amryan7571 on May 25, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    I have been eating clean, grass fed or wild caught proteins with organic vegetables only. EVOO or butter. And kombucha. No more alcohol – something clicked for me recently. Two meals a day for now. No longer waking up hungry. Feel so much better highly recommend.

    • @margaretpill5987 on May 25, 2024 at 4:55 pm

      How’d you give up the alcohol 🍸?

    • @mattiestanford4827 on May 25, 2024 at 5:34 pm

      What times do you eat? I’d love to wake up not hungry. Are they bigger meals?

    • @amryan7571 on May 25, 2024 at 5:35 pm

      @@margaretpill5987 i think I just reached a point where I want more for myself and understand now that there’s no amount of alcohol on earth that will ever be enough for me, ya know? So moving forward I am going to treat myself to a world of sobriety and enjoy every waking minute. I am complimenting that mindset with high quality foods and flavored seltzer waters which are quite delicious. I can already see my body reacting in a very positive way. Maybe give it a try. I believe in you!

    • @amryan7571 on May 25, 2024 at 6:03 pm

      @@mattiestanford4827 my first meal is between 12noon and 1p and the next about 5p. I don’t eat large meals but if I have let’s say a large spinach salad with Turkey bacon I’ll add avocado and hard boiled egg on top and will walk away quite full. I’m beginning to see that if I omit bread and pasta my body is not swinging to hunger quite so fast. So everyday that first meal gets later and later and my second meal becomes less needed. That’s my experience so far.

    • @andyman8630 on May 25, 2024 at 8:20 pm

      silly question, but how do you manage to ‘enjoy’ living in this corrupt hell hole we mistakenly call ‘civilization’??

  8. @torrencemonroe1233 on May 25, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    It’s amazing that the things “they” told us were bad, were actually good. Great content.

    • @caryg4638 on May 25, 2024 at 2:10 pm

      How else do you make your industry (medical) bigger except by creating more patients (sick people)?

    • @GizmoFromPizmo on May 25, 2024 at 2:20 pm

      Remember the serpent in the Garden. The first lie was, “This food won’t kill you.” He’s still telling that same lie and now he has government backing. Thanks Obama…

    • @littlelamb6804 on May 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm

      It’s not so amazing once you realize who is in charge. The powers that shouldn’t be are actually insane.

    • @JamesMartinelli-jr9mh on May 25, 2024 at 3:15 pm

      My mom never believed their mendacities: margarine is better than butter, eggs should be limited….

    • @carolineloder2083 on May 25, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      ​@@littlelamb6804Are they insane or are they evil? Evil is cunning and lies and tries to hide its deception. Insanity is not able to do those things.

  9. @JonathanNielsen-bd1bx on May 25, 2024 at 2:31 pm

    I wish there would be class-action lawsuits against the USDA, FDA, American Heart Association, and anyone still promoting health-destroying seed oils and demonizing healthy fats.

    • @matchstickdesignco on May 25, 2024 at 3:54 pm

      So why don’t YOU start one?

    • @beboogonnn on May 25, 2024 at 4:01 pm

      So he talks about not deep frying with seed oils, but isn’t he saying not to consume seed oils at all (regardless of deep frying or anything else)

    • @D-FIANT415 on May 25, 2024 at 4:17 pm

      ​@@beboogonnn👈🏾bot account

    • @JonathanNielsen-bd1bx on May 25, 2024 at 4:33 pm

      @@beboogonnn Yes of course.

    • @ToyahHalostar on May 25, 2024 at 4:36 pm

      Wow yet I bet you drink coke

  10. @krism5575 on May 25, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks Doc! I started fasting because of you. I keep on learning watching your videos. More blessings to you and your family.

  11. @rockwall6 on May 25, 2024 at 4:58 pm

    Plant butter made from vegetable oils cause me to be diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in my bone marrow.
    I radically changed my food intake to mostly raw foods.
    Now I also eat cooked foods, including fish and meat.
    But I still consume a lot of raw vegetables and fruits, nuts, etc.
    14 years later, I am nearly 80 years of age, and I have no need for any kind of pharmaceutical medicines.
    Food has become my go-to medicine!
    You can do the same!

    Thank you, Dr. Berg for sharing and warning people about this toxic substance!
    It nearly killed me before my appointed time!!!😊

    • @melissasmess2773 on May 25, 2024 at 6:39 pm

      That’s amazing, congratulations! I backed off the fruit, it’s sprayed and messes bad with my blood sugar level. It’s not meant to be more than seasonally consumed is it? Cheers!

    • @900stx7 on May 25, 2024 at 10:27 pm

      So your doctor told you plant butter gave you cancer ?

    • @higheyrie6176 on May 26, 2024 at 5:36 am

      That is an amazing and inspiring story!

  12. @olefella7561 on May 25, 2024 at 5:11 pm

    Eat healthy, exercise, take vitamin tabs, take one spoon of extra virgin olive oil, drink matcha green tea and sleep well.
    That’s what I’ve done and just celebrated my 90th birthday lately. 😊

    • @andyman8630 on May 25, 2024 at 8:22 pm

      skip the vitamin tabs, your body absorbes less than 5% – vitamins and minerals come from food, not pills

    • @Happinessandhealth1 on May 25, 2024 at 9:34 pm

      Belated Happy 90th Birthday! 🎉

    • @karenreaves3650 on May 25, 2024 at 9:41 pm

      Unless that oil has a date and Italy it is not extra virgin olive oil. It should cost around $30.00.

    • @adeyosola414 on May 25, 2024 at 9:45 pm

      Happy birthday in arrears 🎉🎉🎉

    • @juliehill3101 on May 25, 2024 at 9:57 pm

      Fantastic! Keep at it. ❤️

  13. @sailorman8590 on May 25, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    This video should be a MUST WATCH for everyone once a month. It would help prevent so many deaths and cardiovascular issues.

  14. @cohansirdi9260 on May 25, 2024 at 6:07 pm

    I’m from Punjab,India.54yrs old.We never used anything except ghee or mustard oil in our house,ever,since I remember,neither my mother or my grandmothers.We were all healthy,fit and fine.And every ancestor has lived above 80.

    • @jimsix9929 on May 25, 2024 at 7:52 pm

      I live in Ohio Usa but have a good friend Amit from India his wife makes the best food, very heathy and a bit spicy good stuff

    • @saschaesken5524 on May 25, 2024 at 8:44 pm

      Aint mustard oil high in eruca acid
      which is said to be unhealthy

    • @Eren-da-Jaeger on May 26, 2024 at 2:21 am

      @@saschaesken5524 thats true for external use mustard oil. In many African countries way back it was used on external wounds, and in Indian subcontinent it was used as massage oil. Thats now available in US.

      The ones that are commercially labelled for cooking, have almost nil erucic acid as in recent decades modern techniques are being used to reduce it to under 5% and use the oil for cooking due to rest of the benefits about it. European and Indian food standards organisations have set that limit.

    • @DespaceMan on May 26, 2024 at 7:05 am

      @@saschaesken5524 Yep it’s from mustard seeds 😂😂🤣🤣

    • @zeehuss7275 on May 26, 2024 at 11:07 am

      ​@@Eren-da-JaegerI don’t think Indians use any technicque to lower the euric acid. they consume it straight after being extracted from seeds

  15. @RoyFigan on May 25, 2024 at 6:44 pm

    Did you know that you have a YouTube channel in Arabic with 6 and a half million followers? You are a truly wonderful doctor. I always follow you from Algeria

    • @user-nw6dx5wu8s on May 25, 2024 at 11:45 pm

      The link please ?

    • @juliekrol on May 26, 2024 at 2:35 am

      So someone is making many off of him and you don’t think that’s wrong?

    • @MrMuchachos75 on May 26, 2024 at 3:31 pm

      He’s not a effin Dr. Christ people

  16. @MHPloni-kl5ec on May 25, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    Classic Berg! Favorite this! Congratulations, Dr. B & team, for the 12 million subscribers!

  17. @CatNaps33 on May 25, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    I was totally ignorant to the health implications of using seed oils. Only recently did I become aware. This 7:50 minute video on the subject is a gem DR Berg. Not only did you show reasons not to use seed oil but you highlight healthier options. I salute you for taking the time to inform us normies and I’ll do my part in sharing this video with others. Again thank sir.

  18. @sanjeebguru on May 26, 2024 at 2:40 am

    Earlier my grandmother used ghee and seed oil was never used. Probably all the health issues nowadays are related to overuse of these seed oils. Hats Off to you to bring this knowledge to the light of day. I switched to olive and ghee

  19. @SpiritNPeace on May 26, 2024 at 5:32 am

    Replacing the membrane of our cells?!! Harming the mitochondria leading to ill health and disease?!! Our bodies taking 3-4 years to recover/repair after 1 serving?!! I have been learning so much from you over the years and will continue to be a loyal subscriber. This video has been the most eye-opening and life changing for me. Whatever tiny inclination I had or whatever excuse I had to stop and get fried fast food (on avg, once a month) is permanently deleted from my brain. Never again. I can’t. I knew it wasn’t healthy, thus so seldom, but I never knew all of this. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

  20. @ronRogers0001 on May 26, 2024 at 8:45 am

    We are Australians, and we have been following Dr Berg now for about 3 years. Wow has this man changed our lives. But stop press- we have put over 20 people onto Dr Berg’s videos and the list is growing. Every single one of them has now adopted his food philosophies. Well done Dr. Mr Berg – you have made so many of us much more healthier in our retired years. Thank you.

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