If you are confused to choose between the good and bad fat in the oils, then this article is just for you. Here are some best cooking oils for your health.
Choosing a healthy cooking oil while staring at the fortress of oils at your local grocery store can seem like a daunting task. There are so many different types of cooking oils available on the market, you may not know how to begin to whittle down the options.
For starters, cooking oils tend to vary when it comes to taste. There’s a reason most restaurants serve olive oil and vinegar as salad dressing instead of corn oil and vinegar. Some cooking oils are not meant to be eaten as-is and need to be cooked.
Healthiest Cooking Oils:
Pressed directly from avocados, this oil is heart healthy thanks to its richness in monounsaturated fat. Avocado outshines olive oil in the heat department since it has a higher smoke point, making it ideal for a majority of high heat cooking methods.
Groundnut oil or peanut oil is got a good combination of fats, and has the good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and is low in bad saturated fats. It’s a good all-purpose oil for cooking and I think it works particularly well for Asian foods that are prepared in the wok.
This is on top of our list of 7 cooking oils that heal your body. This oil has properties which keep the cardiovascular functions healthy. It helps to maintain good blood flow and betters our cognitive function. Instead of your regular cooking oil, use Olive oil for cooking instead for good health.
Omega 3 Fish Oil
This is the most nutritious and healthy oil. It contains the highest amount of Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids improve the health of your heart and brain. It also helps in improving the skeletal system and maks it stronger.
This oil is full of saturated fat. Studies suggest that diets high in coconut oil do raise total blood cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Coconut oil also seems to raise HDL (good) cholesterol and it has the advantage that it behaves very well at high temperatures.
Has a near ideal fat composition but not very good as it contains high amounts of erucic acid ranging from 35 to 48%. It is recommended that you don’t use mustard oil as the sole cooking medium. It has a high smoking point so it’s very good for deep frying.
Rice Bran Oil
A fairly new kid on the block and a fast rising favourite amongst the manufacturers, rice bran oil is made from the outer layer (bran) of the grain of rice. Health experts claim that it’s the healthiest oil on the planet. While I cannot vouch for that, I do know that while trying it out on my food show series, called Guilt Free, the taste did not clash with Indian food and it worked pretty well in cookies and cakes.