Oil is something we add most often to our food. It’s also something you can probably find in every kitchen you go to. So how important it is to have the one that is healthy for your body? It’s major.
So let me tell you briefly about the ones that are healthy for our bodies and skip the ones that are not.
My favorite one. The most important thing about this one is that when ingested, it’s used as a quick source energy (not being converted into fat). It’s great for sauteing and frying (high smoke point). Plus this amazing smell of coconuts, won’t you feel like at the beach? Also, you know that coconut oil can help you with losing weight, right? What’s more it’s a natural energy booster and it boosts nutrients when used in smoothies.
My second choice. Great for salads, all the Italian food, (high temperatures) frying and roasting. It is a heart healthy fat with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps fight cancer, helps with weight loss and obesity prevention, supports brain health, fights mood disorders and depression, great for boosting skin health and helps balance hormones.
It’s considered as the healthiest oil for cooking. It has the highest smoke point, so it can be used safely. It lowers blood pressure (because of the monounsaturated fats=good fats), improves arthritis symptons, it’s rich in vitamin E (“an antioxidant whose role is to repair damaged skin, balance hormones, improve vision and help to balance cholesterol”) and B12 (helps maintain the health of nerve cells). Also it improves heart health and lower cholesterol. What’s more avocado oil boosts nutrient absortion.
MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil
It’s a form of saturated fatty acid that has many health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management (yes, you can lose weight with this one too). What’s the connection with coconut oil? 62-65% of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs. They’re “supportive of our gut environment, especially since they have the capability to combat harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites” and contain antioxidant properties. This oil can be added to smoothies, coffee, and even baked goods.
This one also has a high smoke point and is a replacement of butter. It’s a great source of fat soluble vitamins A (natural skin clarifier), D (helps protect against harmful UV rays) and E. It’s also casein and lactose-free and it’s made from grass-fed cows. It builds strong bones with vitamin K2, supports weight loss, improves digestion and reduces inflammation.
Algae (algal) oil
A good thing to remember is that algal oil is better than the fish oil (I’m sure you’ve heard about toxin called mercury which you can unfortunately find in fish oil). It’s best used for high heat cooking like stir fry. One tablespoon of algal oil has as much monounsaturated fat as an avocado. What’s more, it supports healthy pregnancy, boosts eye health, supports cardiovascular health, improves memory, aids cognitive development and function and reduces inflammation.
So next time, you’ll be in the store, maybe consider buying one of the oils above.
Let’s make a healthy choice! 🙂