You Think Olive Oil is Healthy for Cooking? then you should read this!
What is the best cooking oil to use?
If you want to have healthy eating habits you have to consider everything you put into your body. What goes into your body shows outside. One thing that most people who adopt healthy eating are afraid of is oil. Once you learn fat is not as bad as you thought it is, then comes the question of what oils are the healthy options. Most might think olive oil is very healthy and they put it in all their foods. While Olive oil is considered a healthy fat to use it is not healthy for cooking. Olive oil is Monounsaturated fat like sesame, and peanut oil. These oils are not very stable and will damage when they are subject to heat. These oils are healthy and good to use over cold and cooked foods. Olive oil is perfect to be used as a salad dressing.
Another type of oil is Polyunsaturated fats like canola, corn, and sunflower oil. Although these are considered among the best oils to cook by many, they are not a healthy option. In fact polyunsaturated fats should never be used for cooking because they become damaged and oxidized and can promote disease in body. You want to avoid polyunsaturated fats when cooking.
The third option is Saturated fat. The best saturated fat for cooking is virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is very stable during cooking and it doesn’t get damaged like polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
Over 50% of coconut oil is MCTs. MCTs or Medium-Chain Triglyceride are types of fats that don’t convert to fat in your body! They are used to provide you energy. It is actually a fat that can make you lose weight. Medium chain fatty acids dissolve into the blood and go right to liver and metabolize unlike the large chain fatty acids that won’t be metabolized and make you fat.
Coconut oil also has Lauric Acid which is a very powerful anti-viral and anti-microbial type of fat that helps decrease viruses and helps your immune system. Lauric Acid fights fungling reactions and treats ulcers.
Coconut oil is good for your hair and skin. You can use it to rub on your skin and hair for smooth skin and shinny hair.