Oils have no carbs or amino acids and do not stimulate acute insulin release when consumed.

That’s the answer for the short term, but what about the long term?

This diagram shows the correlation between an increase in vegetable oil consumption and the incidence of diabetes.

In fact, it is dramatically more tightly correlated to diabetes than sugar consumption is.

Since vegetable oils contribute significantly to insulin resistance in all tissues, leading to type two diabetes over time, I would have to say no, vegetable oils are not keto.

Insulin turns off the fat-burning, ketone-making, and ketone utility switch.

Anything shown to increase the acute stimulation of insulin or directly contribute to the chronic development of insulin resistance, which results in chronically high insulin levels and hypersecretion is not keto but anti-keto.

The same would apply to fructose. Fructose doesn’t increase blood sugar or stimulate insulin, but it does cause insulin resistance.

I will save the biochemistry on how vegetable oils and fructose can cause insulin resistance (if you haven’t seen my previous posts on the subject) for another post, video, or series of articles. 

That’s how big a subject this is. Just know they do.

Conclusion: Vegetable oils and fructose are not considered insulin-friendly or keto-approved.

We can do better!

Dr. Don

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