Cooking Oils: Which Ones to Choose or Lose?

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by Jeff Ritter No Comments


One of the easiest ways to improve your nutrition is to learn which oils to choose and which ones to lose. Follow the simple tips below and you’re guaranteed to take your health to the next level!

Eliminate Man-Made Oils

Nowadays most oils are man or machine-made in a processing plant using high temperatures, deodorizers, and chemicals. These “Franken Fats” like canola, cottonseed, and soybean, increase body fat, promote heart disease, diabetes, cancer, suppress the thyroid, and accelerate aging.

Keep Olive Oil Raw

Although most people think of extra virgin olive oil as a good oil for cooking, coconut would be a much healthier choice. Unlike olive oil, coconut oil has a high heat point, making it much less susceptible to harmful oxidation that can advance aging and promote cancer. Get the most benefits from olive oil by enjoying it raw, drizzled over salads or cooked vegetables.

Cook with Coconut Oil

Once mistakenly thought to be a bad source of fat, coconut oil is actually one of the most healthful oils for your body. Coconut oil is a unique metabolism boosting saturated fat that provides high satiation, long-lasting energy and immunity support. The high saturated fat content of coconut makes this oil extremely stable with a high heat point ideal for cooking.

Oils to Choose or Lose

Eliminate: trans-fats, hydrogenated fats, partially hydrogenation fats and highly processed, man-made fats such as, cooking sprays (Spam), canola oil, cottonseed oil, grape seed oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, margarine or “buttery spreads”

Enjoy raw & sparingly: fish oil, flax seed, sesame seed oil

Enjoy raw: almond oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, olive oil, walnut oil

Best oils & fats for cooking: coconut oil, palm oil, butter, ghee, lard, tallow

Good Oil Basics

  • Balanced ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 essential fatty acids
  • Naturally occurring, unrefined, minimal processing
  • Low toxic load (organic, non-GMO)

Benefits of Good Fats
  • Aid body fat loss
  • Support brain functioning
  • Improve overall health
  • Increase satiation
  • Help prevent overeating
  • Increase vitamin & mineral absorption

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