You’ve probably heard several reports about the health benefits of healthy oil, there are a wide variety of healthy oils on the market. For many people, oil does not seem to fit in the category of “healthy foods.” But there are oils that contain unsaturated fat, something every diet needs. Flaxseed, sesame, walnut, peanut and grapeseed oils are from plants, so they are a healthy way to replace the unhealthy fats in your diet. The key is not to consume too much of them because they are high in calories.The facts are in and it’s true – if you want a healthy body, you need to eat healthy fats. Gone are the days where people everywhere are shunning fats in effort to stay slim. Now we know that these fats are everything when it comes to protecting heart health, improving brain function. having long-lasting energy. Oils are a great way to get healthy fats if you eat the right ones and don’t make mistakes.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL cholesterol) in your body, but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. While unrefined coconut oil (often labeled “virgin”) can make your diet taste like a tropical vacation, you may not always want your pan-seared chicken breast to remind you of a macaroon. On top of having less of a coconutty flavor and aroma, refined coconut oil also has a higher smoke point—about 400 degrees F—than its virgin counterpart, making it a better option for sauteing and stir-frying. Probably THE healthiest oil is coconut oil. It’s great for your immune system and heart. You can use it externally too because it’s so good for skin and hair. It provides a fast source of energy too. It may even help you lose weight thanks to its higher thermic effect. This means the body uses more energy to digest and break it down compared to other fats.

DO’s: Coconut oil is ideal for baking, making frostings, and sautéing. It’s ok for deep frying as it has a high smoke point, meaning it won’t go rancid under high heat temperatures. Plus, this oil offers a healthy type of saturated fat so it makes deep fried food a little healthier.

DONT’S: Don’t forget to be mindful that you want to eat any fried foods in moderation.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil with the best flavor. It is produced from the first cold pressing of the olives and pits. Cold pressing means that heat or chemicals aren’t part of the production process. “Virgin” olive oil, without the word “extra,” is the oil produced from the second pressing. It has a lighter flavor and color than extra virgin olive oil. These oils are best for salad dressing, stir fry and bread dips, where the strong olive flavor can be enjoyed.

DO’S: Save your bottle of EVO for making salad dressings or drizzling on foods after they’re cooked. It tastes great drizzled on top of some steamed asparagus along with balsamic vinegar.

DONT’S: EVO doesn’t do well when under high heat. The problem is that when this oil gets too hot, harmful compounds called lipid peroxides and aldehydes form. These compounds can lead to health problems and even cancer. Plus, cooking with olive oil using heat may destroy some of the natural antioxidants found in the oil. This renders it less helpful to your body.

Peanut Oil

Peanut Oil s a vegetable oil that is naturally trans fat-free, cholesterol free, and low in saturated fats. Peanut oil is high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat, like olive oil. It is also a source of the antioxidant, vitamin E and phytosterols, which benefit heart-health. Peanut oil is a delicious oil with a mild flavor that’s loaded with unsaturated fats, making it a terrific heart-healthy option too.

DO’S: This oil also has a high smoke point at 450 degrees F, making it ideal for use when deep frying, pan frying, or roasting your dishes. Unlike EVO, this fat won’t become harmful when heated.

DONT’S: On the flip side, this oil, as it does give off a bit of flavor, is not the best for baking. Instead, let coconut oil do the job at giving your baked treats the moisture they need.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil lowers cholesterol. Grapeseed oil is believed to reduce bad cholesterol in the arteries. It has a very light taste and can be used just as you use olive oil in cooking. In some cases, grapeseed oil if preferable to olive oil because it has an even higher smoke point (can withstand hotter temperatures) Add this healthy oil to your pantry.

DO’S: Its medium smoke point makes it good to saute some vegetables, pan-fry fish fillet, or mix up a tasty salad dressing. Grapeseed oil is also an excellent source of vitamin E, so your skin, hair, and nails love it!

DONT’S: Don’t forget that since grapeseed oil has a decent dose of omega-6 fatty acids, you’ll want to enjoy in moderation. The right ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is key to lower inflammation in the body.

These oils are all great options and and easy to find at most grocery stores. Give your taste buds a treat and give these oils a try.

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