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254. Zero Acre Farms Is Giving the World an Oil Change with Jeff Nobbs #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 2547th June 2023 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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In today's episode, I interview my friend, the founder, and CEO of Zero Acre Farms, Jeff Nobbs. Jeff is on a mission to create a food company that will replace destructive, inflammatory vegetable oils with healthier, more sustainable oils and fats made through fermentation. 

Not only has Jeff created a low Omega-6 cooking oil that's neutral in taste with a high smoke point and low oxidation, but it also is more environmentally friendly – just the kind of win-win we look for and love in the food and nutrition space. 

In this episode, we talk about how widespread the use of seed oils has become, especially in industrial kitchens throughout the country. We also cover the destructive nature of industrial and vegetable seed oils, detail their negative impact on human and environmental health, learn about the toxic aldehyde that comes only from Omega-6 fats, called HNE, discuss why fermented oil is a better choice than Avocado and Olive oils, and so much more.

Tune in and learn how you can improve the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 in your body and for your family. This is definitely one to take notes on – let's make a change!

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We also cover…

00:01:00 — Replacing Inflammatory Seed Oils with a Healthier, More Sustainable Option

• The mission Zero Acre Farms is on to create a one-to-one replacement for seed oils

• What are the dangers of seed oils and their impact on our health and the planet?

• The difference between Omega-3 and 6 fats 

• Why linoleic acid is so bad for us

• What 4-HNE is really doing on a chemical level in our body

• The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

00:23:00 — How Fats Impact Health: Misconceptions vs. Research 

• Breaking down pitfalls in observational studies

• Misconceptions around eating fats

• Seed Oils 101: Nutrition Fact or Fiction with Dr. Cate Shanahan #210

• How seed oils are created 

• What HNE is and how it impacts health

• White paper on HNE:

• Snacks for kids that are loaded with industrial seed oils

00:43:00 — How to Use Cultured Oil in Your Kitchen

• Comparing Zero Acre oil to other healthy oils that we may use in our kitchen

• Tips for using cultured oil in salad dressing

• How I manage eating out with kids and limit certain foods

• Research comparing the amount of HNE in seed vs. cultured oil

• How cultured oil is created, smoke point, and oxidative stability

• Ziki in Austin, TX


• Website:

• Instagram: @zeroacrefarms

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• Twitter:

• Research: Cell death and diseases related to oxidative stress

• Research: 4-hydroxynonenal in the pathogenesis and progression of human diseases

• Research: On the role of 4-hydroxynonenal in health and disease

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